• 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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  • 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.

Join Us For National Park Week Junior Ranger Day 2008!

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Date: April 21, 2008
Contact: Kelly Cardwell, 315 338-7730

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National Park Week is a yearly celebration for recognition of Your National Parks. On Saturday, April 26, 2008, Fort Stanwix National Monument and other National Parks will be giving special focus to those the National Park Service would like to call “Junior Rangers,” with the second annual NPS Junior Ranger Day. Special programs will take place throughout the nation.

Here in Central New York, Fort Stanwix National Monument will be hosting a special Junior Ranger program. During this free program park staff will give children ages 7-13 the opportunity to experience
a bit of what life was like for a frontier soldier during the American Revolutionary War, but at other important frontier outposts as well! The program will take place all day at the Willett Center and throughout the fort. Children will be encouraged to pick a time period to learn about and then compare life at Fort Stanwix then to their life today.

Fort Stanwix National Monument is open seven days a week,
9 a.m. – 5 p.m., except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Days. Admissions to the Marinus Willett Center and fort are free. Visitors are encouraged to start their experience at the Willett Center at the intersection of West Dominick and James Streets. A park ranger can assist you in planning your visit. For more information about upcoming events call the park at 315-338-7730. Please visit the park’s webpage at www.nps.gov/fost/forkids/index.htm for additional information.  



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Did You Know?

a man with a bold wide face and broad shoulders

Before his treasonous behavior in 1780, Benedict Arnold served valiantly as an American General during the Campaign of 1777 at both American Fort Stanwix/Schyuler and at the Battles of Saratoga. More...