• 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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  • 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.

Go Fly a Kite!

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Date: September 29, 2008
Contact: Val Morgan, 315-336-4448

Is your family looking for something fun to do outdoors on an autumn afternoon? On Sunday, October 5th, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. grab a kite and join park staff on the west lawn of Fort Stanwix National Monument for a couple of hours of outdoor fun. “The goal of the program is to get families out into the fresh air in the last weeks before the cold Central NY winds start blowing, which forces many people in for the winter,” says Park Ranger Valerie Morgan. Families also have the opportunity to make a kite at the park to fly as well as to learn the history of kites in the United States and from around the world. There is no registration for the program, and as with all of the programs offered at the park, it is free of charge. In the event of rain, the program will be postponed until the spring.

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.


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