Bridge Repair Work
Beginning September 15, the main bridge into the fort will be closed for repairs. Visitors will be able to access the fort through the sally port entrance. An accessible ramp will be available upon request. Visit the Willett Center for assistance on-site.
Archeology Survey Informs Preservation Management
Contact: Amy Fedchenko, 315-338-7738
During the summer of 2011, the Division of Cultural Resources at Fort Stanwix National Monument began a long-term archeological resource study to determine the best procedures for preserving the park's buried cultural resources. The initial field season included a systematic archeological survey of the west lawn area of the park. Six volunteers provided over 500 hours between May 25th and August 7th during which shovel test pits were excavated. The Division of Cultural Resources at Fort Stanwix National Monument partnered with the Public Works Cultural Resources Division of Fort Drum Army Base in Watertown, NY in order to use ground penetrating radar to detect cultural anomalies below the ground surface.
Did You Know?
At the time of the American Revolution, boys as young as 14 could become an officer in the British Army, and command men 2 to 3 times their age.