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

    Fort Stanwix

    National Monument New York

Make a Difference - Go Fly a Kite at Fort Stanwix

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Date: April 16, 2010
Contact: Val Morgan, 315-338-7730

Rome, NY:Is your family looking for something fun to do outdoors on an afternoon during Spring Break? On Wednesday, April 21, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. grab a kite and join park staff on the west lawn of Fort Stanwix National Monument for an hour of outdoor fun at the next "School's Out at the Fort" program. "The goal of the program is to get families out into the fresh spring after being indoors for a long, cold winter, and make a difference in their health," says Park Ranger Valerie Morgan. 

Do you need a kite? Families will also have the opportunity to make a kite at the park to fly in addition to learning 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 cancelled.

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/fostfor additional information about the park and up-to-date news about park events.

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Did You Know?

a line of men marching, muskets flask in sun pointing at you, they wear scarlet red

Out of the approximately 2,000 people who attacked Fort Schuyler/Stanwix, under the command of the British officer Barry St. Leger, only about 200 of them were actually British Regular troops, or "red coats." The rest were a combination of British allied colonists, Indians, and German Regulars. More...