• 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.

Fort Stanwix to Host Book Signing This Weekend

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Date: August 16, 2008

On Saturday August 16th, Fort Stanwix National Monument will host a book signing by author Joan Zenzen PhD from Rockville, Maryland. Zenzen, a historian, will discuss her newly published book "Reconstructing the Past, Partnering for the Future: An Administrative History of Fort Stanwix National Monument."The book is a comprehensive account of the establishment of Fort Stanwix National Monument and its history and management to the present. Zenzen recounts how local people fought to have Fort Stanwix National Monument authorized and reconstructed on its original site. She goes on to reflect on the contributions of the park to the community and vice-versa. The discussion and book signing will take place at the Marinus Willet Visitor Center located at 100 S. James St. from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. on Saturday August 16, 2008.

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.


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Did You Know?

a line of men marching, muskets flask in sun pointing at you, they wear scarlet red

Out of the approximately 2,000 people who attacked Fort Schuyler/Stanwix, under the command of the British officer Barry St. Leger, only about 200 of them were actually British Regular troops, or "red coats." The rest were a combination of British allied colonists, Indians, and German Regulars. More...