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.
In Preparation for the “Severe Season of the Year” Winter Living History Event
Contact: Kelly Cardwell, (315)338-7730
Contact: William Sawyer, (315)338-7730
At Fort Stanwix, it was hard work for soldiers to survive the cold New York winter and spring. Soldiers endured the hardships of winter with ragged clothing, rotted bedding and blankets, and the knowledge that enemy raiding parties could still attack at any time. Yet the work had to continue. Throughout the winter wood was gathered and cut for fires. In spring the ground was prepared so that seeds could immediately be sewn for vegetables. Lumber was always needed to repair the fort walls. All the while every day work of the soldiers’ and their families had to continue. Work like drill, guard duty, and even clothing repair was year round routine.
Did You Know?
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...