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

    Fort Stanwix

    National Monument New York

Have a Blast Volunteering at Fort Stanwix!

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Date: February 19, 2014
Contact: Kelly Roman, 315-338-7730
Contact: William Sawyer, 315-338-7730

So what does it feel like to stand next to a cannon as it fires? Here’s your chance to find out! Fort Stanwix National Monument is looking for highly dedicated volunteers, ages 16 and older, to assist staff in the park's weapons firing demonstrations. Throughout early spring, the park will be providing training to those who wish to become part of the volunteer black powder musket and cannon crews. 

All potential volunteers are welcome to join on one of the five (5) training dates listed below. The training day will consist of a classroom component where you will learn about history, safety, and more, and a practical component in which you will receive hands on experience using the weaponry.  Feel free to observe and get an idea of what this unique volunteer opportunity is like, or even jump in and try it for yourself!  All equipment required for training, safety, and clothing is provided free of charge during your service as a Fort Stanwix VIP (Volunteer-In-Park).

Smell the smoke, feel the bang, and have a blast all while serving a national organization. Volunteering has never been so much fun!

Musket Training
Sunday, March 16  9:30 am to 3 pm
Saturday, March 22 9:30 am to 3 pm
Sunday, March 309:30 am to 3 pm

 

Cannon Training
Saturday, March 299:30 am to 3 pm
Saturday April 129:30 am to 3 pm

Fort Stanwix National Monument is open five days a week, Wednesday – Sunday, from 9 am to 5 pm. 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.

  -NPS- 

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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...