November 26, 2011 is Annual Holiday Open House Candle Light Event
Contact: Kelly Roman, (315) 338-7730
On Saturday, November 26th, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., the staff and volunteers at Fort Stanwix National Monument invite you to explore the winter through the eyes of a Mohawk Valley resident at the time of the American Revolution. Experience how people survived the harsh winter months at the fort, how the various cultural groups within the garrison and surrounding area marked the holiday season, and learn the origins of some of our favorite "American" holiday traditions.
Fort Stanwix National Monument is open seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 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
Did You Know?
Fort Stanwix has two names. Named for Gen. John Stanwix, this was the fort's name under the British. When rebuilt by the Americans, it was then named for Gen. Phillip Schuyler. However, there were several other Fort Schuylers in New York at that time, so the name never stuck due to the confusion.