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

    Fort Stanwix

    National Monument New York

Discover George Washington's Birthplace at Fort Stanwix

stones remains arranged in square box on ground, green grass surrounds

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News Release Date: February 7, 2009
Contact: Valerie Morgan, 315 338-7730

We all know who our country’s first President is, but where did he grow up, and what kinds of things did he do as a boy? The February “School’s Out at the Fort” program focuses on George Washington’s Birthplace National Monument in Virginia. On Wednesday, February 18 come discover our nation’s first President as a child, and find out what brought him to Fort Stanwix as an adult. Participants will be able to complete and take home a Junior Ranger booklet along with the Jr. Ranger badge from the site.

The theme for the 2009 “School’s Out at the Fort” series at Fort Stanwix National Monument is “exploring the country from the comfort of Rome.” The “Schools Out at the Fort” programs are all free of charge. They run from 1-2 pm in the Marinus Willett Center on N. James St. in Rome. Children ages 5-12 are encouraged to participate with their families.

Fort Stanwix National Monument is open seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 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.

Did You Know?

A light blue flag with golden trim. On it stands ladies liberty and justice with a British crown beneath their feet.

The modern New York State flag was modeled after the regimental flag of the Third New York. This flag was given to these troops as a gift by Col. Peter Gansevoort for their service during the Siege of Fort Stanwix in 1777. Photo courtesy of Sons of the Revolution, Virginia Society More...