• 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.

Saturday, December 15, Backyard Rangers are for the Birds!

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A guest ornithologist shares her knowledge about bird flight during this hands-on demonstration in the park!
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News Release Date: December 3, 2012
Contact: Susan Jones, 315-338-7730

Looking for an unforgettable experience? Join Lorrie Schumacher and her feathered friends from Cornell University's Lab of Ornithology at the Backyard Ranger program Saturday, December 15, from 10:00 am to 11:30 am and from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm at Fort Stanwix National Monument. You will become a Junior Ornithologist and:

ο Explore early birds, not getting the worm, but getting feathers and taking flight.

ο Learn about food webs. Become a citizen scientist and dissect owl pellets.

ο Celebrate the holidays by making a gift to wildlife, an eco-friendly wildlife feeder for your backyard.

The Backyard Rangers at Fort Stanwix National Monument create connections between youth and parks through diverse park programs and inspires kids to get outside and experience their America. The Backyard Rangers meet on the third Saturday of each month. The next Backyard Rangers will be held January 19, 2013, from 10:00 am to 11:30 am and from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm at the Fort Stanwix National Monument's Willett Center. For more information about Backyard Rangers, please call Fort Stanwix National Monument at 315-338-7730 and speak with one of the rangers. All programs are fee free and no reservations are necessary.

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, 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 large black triangular hat is right in your face. A man wearing it holds a flute like intrument, he wears a red coat with white facings.

Musicians in the Continental Army of the American Revolutionary War acted as the radios of their day. They wore the opposite colors of the other troops in their regiment so their officers could see them to relay orders and form lines around them quickly in battle.