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.
Holiday Open House Explores Christmas Traditions on the Frontier
Contact: Valerie Morgan, 315 338-7730
Rome, NY: On the frontier of New York in 1777, the soldiers and officers of the 3rd NY regiment and Savage's Detachment of Artillery sought to bring a touch of home to the isolated outpost. During the holiday season, they may have used decorations and other traditional customs reflecting their cultural diversity to make the fort seem a bit more like a home. On Saturday evening, November 28, 2009, Fort Stanwix National Monument invites you to discover what life might have been like during the holiday season for the soldiers and families of the fort.
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Did You Know?
Wampum are white whelk & purple quahog clam shells. Strung together, they are reminders of past events. Wampum belts may serve as a message or letter of introduction. Treaty agreements can be preserved in wampum. These belts are more sacred & valuable to the Haudenosaunee than paper documents. More...