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.
Field Trip Reservations Rapidly Filling Up at Fort Stanwix National Monument
Contact: Val Morgan
Contact: Bill Sawyer, 315-336-2090
Teachers! Are you considering a field trip to Fort Stanwix for your students? Now is the time to call before our spring dates are completely filled. We have a limited number of openings for ranger-guided programs April-June.
If you are teaching summer school, we also provide guided programs throughout July and August. We also have an array of daily activities during those months, and welcome self-guided groups, too. Please call ahead so we know to expect you.
Fall at Fort Stanwix is also a wonderful time to bring your students. We are open until December 31, and provide most of our regular school programs until that date. This is also a great time to assure that you are able to make reservation date and time you want, as visitation slows down at this time of year.
We offer 1-hour ranger-guided programs from Pre-K through college, based on your emphasis, at 9:15, 10:30, 1:15, and any time from 2:30-4:00 p.m. Also, for grades 4-6 we offer 3-hour Soldier's Day Program from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
If you would like to reserve a program, or you would like more information, please call the fort at 336-2090 and ask for Valerie Morgan or Bill Sawyer. Detailed lesson plans and additional program information is included on our website, www.nps.gov/fost.
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The 363-mile long original Erie Canal was the longest uninterrupted canal in the world. It included 83 locks and had a rise of 583 feet from the Hudson River to Lake Erie. Boats of 30 ton capacity could be used on the original canal. More...