National Park Week 2011: Learn More about America’s National Parks at Fort Stanwix
Contact: William Sawyer, 315-338-7730
Rome, NY: If you’ve always wanted to know more about America’s national parks but don’t have the time to tour the U.S., Fort Stanwix can help you out!
National Park Week, April 16-24, will focus on Healthy Parks, Healthy People and highlight the many ways that national parks contribute to the overall well-being of people and the planet. After lunch and the movie, visitor are also encouraged to take in some fresh air by walking the path around the reconstructed fort, reading the wayside signs, and learning a little about what went on outside the walls of the fort during the American Revolution. Our popular “Junior Ranger” program booklet will be available as well to encourage young folks to visit the fort and learn the stories it has to tell.
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/fost for additional information about the park and up-to-date news about park events.
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Did You Know?
In the 18th century it was possible to travel to the interior of North America almost entirely by water. Fort Stanwix was built to protect the largest break in this chain, the Oneida Carrying Place. This was a 1-6 mile long portage area situated between the Mohawk River and Wood Creek in New York. More...