• 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.

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October 22, 2014
Mysteries, Myths, & Mayhem
Are you fascinated by bone-chilling tales? On October 25, 2014, come to Fort Stanwix and discover Mysteries, Myths, & Mayhem.

October 15, 2014
Celebrate International Archeology Day
What do archeologists find when the dig? How do they know where to dig? Is there archeology in New York? Explore the answers to these questions and celebrate International Archeology Day at Fort Stanwix National Monument on Saturday, October 18th. Between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM visitors will have the chance to dig into the world of archeology.

Did You Know?

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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...