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

    Fort Stanwix

    National Monument New York

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  • 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.

Backyard Rangers Explore Holiday Treasures of Past and Present

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Date: December 9, 2013
Contact: Valerie Morgan, 315-338-7730

Where in the world have many of our holiday traditions come from? Join us for the next Backyard Rangers program at Fort Stanwix National Monument and find out! Explore seven different stations in the Willett Center and discover how people in the 1700s celebrated winter holidays. Learn about how our unique American culture began. Discover why we see candles in the windows at this time of year, the origin of singing carols, what celebration the Oneida families in the area looked forward to in the cold winter months, and much more.

From 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday, December 21, this month’s Backyard Rangers will go home with a bit of the past as they create some of the holiday decorations of the 18th century. Along with the make and take activities, families will be able to explore the “Holidays Around the World” Book Nook and receive a special activity and coloring book during their visit.

For questions about the event, please call 315-338-7730.

Fort Stanwix National Monument is open seven days a week from 9 am to 5 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 line of men marching, muskets flask in sun pointing at you, they wear scarlet red

Out of the approximately 2,000 people who attacked Fort Schuyler/Stanwix, under the command of the British officer Barry St. Leger, only about 200 of them were actually British Regular troops, or "red coats." The rest were a combination of British allied colonists, Indians, and German Regulars. More...