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    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.

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Volunteer Training Begins!

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Date: September 12, 2003
Contact: William Sawyer, Volunteer Coordinator, 315-336-2090

The 2003 season at Fort Stanwix National Monument is shaping up to be another exciting year. The help and input of new volunteers can make it even better! The fall training sessions for new Volunteers In Parks (VIP's) will begin on September 13th and continue for the following 6 weeks. Classes will meet at Fort Stanwix National Monument Visitor Center, located inside the fort. Sessions will be held on Saturdays and will run from 1:00 -300 p.m.

New volunteers in training are asked to attend as many sessions as possible. For further information, please contact William Sawyer, Volunteer In Parks Coordinator at (315) 336-2090.

Did You Know?

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In the 18th century it was possible to travel to the interior of North America almost entirely by water. Fort Stanwix was built to protect the largest break in this chain, the Oneida Carrying Place. This was a 1-6 mile long portage area situated between the Mohawk River and Wood Creek in New York. More...