• large wooden spikes jut out from a large wooden angular wall lit by sunlight. verdant grass surrounds it.

    Fort Stanwix

    National Monument New York

Unlock the Door to Discovery at Fort Stanwix this Veteran’s Day Weekend

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Date: October 15, 2012
Contact: Valerie Morgan, 315-338-7730

What's the password? Come find out November 10th and 11th, and step back into Revolutionary New York! This year's event, "Parole: America, Countersign: Victory" is full of activities for the young and the young at heart. Start your journey in the Marinus Willett Center on James St. with an orientation to the day's events, pick up an event flyer, and head into history. Explore the park with new programs and old favorites from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday and 9:00 am to 2:35 pm Sunday.

For those looking for an interactive experience, here's just a sampling of some of our new programs:
Continental Army "Boot Camp" (Saturday, 1:00 pm and Sunday, 10:30 am)
Fort Stanwix Toys and Games Olympics (Saturday, 3:00 pm)
Yankee Doodle Make Some Music (Saturday, 2:30 pm and Sunday, 1:30 pm)

In addition, several special guest speakers from across New York State will be joining park staff and volunteers throughout the weekend. Subject matter experts will share their knowledge on such topics as the Oneida Indian Nation as neighbors and allies to the Continental Army, midwifery in the 18th century, the legacy of the 1777 siege of Fort Stanwix, and the Battles of Oriskany and Saratoga as we look back 235 years later.

The entire weekend's schedule is available on the park website, www.nps.gov/fost in the "Calendar of Events" section and at the Marinus Willett Center Information Desk.For questions about the event, please call 315-338-7730.

Fort Stanwix National Monument is open seven days a week from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Admission to the park is free. Activities are ongoing unless noted. For more information about upcoming events please call the park at (315) 338-7730. Please visit the park's web page at www.nps.gov/fost for additional information about the park and up-to-date news about park events.

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Did You Know?

A light blue flag with golden trim. On it stands ladies liberty and justice with a British crown beneath their feet.

The modern New York State flag was modeled after the regimental flag of the Third New York. This flag was given to these troops as a gift by Col. Peter Gansevoort for their service during the Siege of Fort Stanwix in 1777. Photo courtesy of Sons of the Revolution, Virginia Society More...