• 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.

Junior Master Gardeners Start Growing on Sunday, March 11, 2012

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Date: March 1, 2012
Contact: Susan Jones, (315) 338-7730

This spring, be the early bird that catches the earth worm and join the Junior Master Gardeners Program onSunday, March 11, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Fort Stanwix National Monument's Willett Center. The Junior Master Gardeners Program engages children in novel, hands-on learning experiences that instill a love of gardening, develop an appreciation for the environment, and cultivate the mind. The Junior Master Gardener Program also inspires youth to serve others through service learning and leadership development projects.

Start growing! The Junior Master Gardeners meet on Sundays once a month from March through August. The next Junior Master Gardener meeting will be held on April 15, 2012, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Fort Stanwix National Monument's Willett Center. This program will give you the knowledge to start your own garden - just in time to celebrate National Earth Day, April 22nd. For more information about the Junior Master Gardener Program, please call Fort Stanwix National Monument at 315-338-7730 and speak with one of the rangers. All programs and materials are free and no reservations are necessary.

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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Did You Know?

A brown grey map, a dotted red line curves and connects two solid blue ones. A black star sits at the center.

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...