• 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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  • Honor America Days

    Due to the Honor America Days Opening Day Parade on Saturday, July 26th, Fort Stanwix National Monument's regular programs will begin at 1 pm. We hope to see you then!

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?

painting, a horse lead by its driver, pulling a canal boat full of people on a blue river

Construction of the Erie Canal began near Rome, NY after the first ceremonial shovel full of earth was turned on July 4, 1817. This canal, located only a few miles away from the ruins of Fort Stanwix, would soon overtake the Oneida Carry as New York's prinicple waterway. More...