• 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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    Due to the Honor America Days Opening Day Parade on Saturday, July 26th, Fort Stanwix National Monument's regular programs will begin at 1 pm. We hope to see you then!

Annual Mystery, Myths, and Mayhem at Fort Stanwix

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Date: October 21, 2008
Contact: Valerie Morgan, 315-338-7730

Rome, NY — How many of you find yourselves intrigued by bone-chilling tales – especially at this time of year?  During the American Revolution the soldiers and families of Fort Stanwix lived in fear every day they served at this wilderness outpost. Come for a candlelight visit of the fort and learn of three historical events that made life at the fort terrifying at any time of day. This program is for people of all ages; children and adults, individuals and families.

The event will be held on Saturday, October 25 from 6:00-8:30 p.m. All visitors to the park should meet at the Marinus Willett Center, located at the corner of Dominick and James Streets, to get their tickets and gather for the guided walk through the fort.  Tours will leave from the rear door of the Willett Center at 6:00, 6:20, 6:40, 7:00, 7:20, and 7:40 p.m., and will have space for 25 people each.

“We are very excited that visitors are beginning to look forward to this event,” says Valerie Morgan, Park Ranger. “About 100 people attended the Saturday, October 18 evening event and everyone said they had a great time. We are looking to repeat this experience for the people who visit this Saturday evening.” Come in and discover a few more reasons why history shouldn’t repeat itself!

Fort Stanwix National Monument is open seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is free. Activities are ongoing unless noted. For more information about upcoming events at the park, please call the new number, (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?

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Fort Stanwix has two names. Named for Gen. John Stanwix, this was the fort's name under the British. When rebuilt by the Americans, it was then named for Gen. Phillip Schuyler. However, there were several other Fort Schuylers in New York at that time, so the name never stuck due to the confusion.