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    Fort Stanwix

    National Monument New York

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    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.

Mystery, Myths, and Mayhem at Fort Stanwix

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Date: October 13, 2006
Contact: Valerie Morgan, 315-338-7730

How many of you find yourselves taken in by tales of the macabre – 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 the wilderness outpost.  Come for a candlelight visit of the fort and learn of three actual events that made life at the fort terrifying, day and night.  After the guided portion of the program, visitors will also have the opportunity to hear traditional Oneida tales that will continue to keep you on your guard throughout the night.


This event will run Saturday and Sunday, October 21 and 22 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.  All visitors to the park should meet at the Marinus Willett Center for a guided walk through the fort.  Tours will leave the Willett Center periodically throughout the evening on both nights. 



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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