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.
Public Readings of the Declaration of Independence at Fort Stanwix July 4th
Contact: Susan Jones, 315-338-7730
Fort Stanwix National Monument staff and volunteers will celebrate our nation's Independence Day on Monday, July 4th with a variety of activities for all ages.Activities are scheduled throughout the day, including the traditional Declaration of Independence readings at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. All activities happen inside the fort unless otherwise noted.
The day's events include:
9 a.m. Memorial service at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Liberty Street and James Street.
10 a.m. Children's Program:The 3rd NY Regiment wants YOU! Come Join the Fun!
1 p.m. Children's Program:The 3rd NY Regiment wants YOU! Come Join the Fun!
2 p.m. Public
3 p.m. Ranger Guided Program:One, two, three strikes you're out! Join Ranger Mark on the front lawn of the fort for this 1 hour program, and explore the origins of our favorite national pastime.
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Did You Know?
Fort Stanwix has two names. Named for Gen. John Stanwix, this was the fort's name under the British. When rebuilt by the Americans, it was then named for Gen. Phillip Schuyler. However, there were several other Fort Schuylers in New York at that time, so the name never stuck due to the confusion.