Mystery, Myths, and Mayhem at Fort Stanwix
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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Did You Know?
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...