• 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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    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.

Dig into Archeology

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Date: February 5, 2013
Contact: Kelly Roman, 315-338-7730

Dig into exciting archeology with the Fort Stanwix Backyard Rangers on Saturday, February 16, from 10 to 11:30 am and 1:30 to 3 pm and become an archeologist for the day! Learn what an archeologist does and get some hands on experience analyzing artifacts. Archeology has been used at Fort Stanwix National Monument to find out about the people who lived here long ago. Nearly 500,000 artifacts have been discovered since the early 1970s. Join a ranger and see some of these unique items on display in the Willett Center.

You can join the Backyard Rangers every third Saturday of the month, there is no cost, and no reservations are necessary. The next Backyard Rangers will meet on March 16, 2013. For more information about this and other programs, please call 315-338-7730 and ask to speak to a ranger.

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 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.