• 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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    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.

Remembering the Battle of Oriskany

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Date: April 9, 2010
Contact: Kelly Cardwell, 315338-7730

Oriskany Battlefield SHS: Over many years generations have remembered the sacrifice of the men and women who fought on the Oriskany battlefield by erecting monuments and signs. Starting in the 19th  century many American historians, social groups and historical associations began interpreting the Battle of Oriskany as a major American victory. Was this truly the case or has the public's view of the battle been influenced by the way the battlefield was later memorialized? Do these markers and memorials allow all sides of the story to be told, or have viewpoints of the battle become slanted to favor one side? These and other questions will be discussed in "Remembering the Battle of Oriskany" at Oriskany Battlefield State Historic Site on Saturday April 17th.

Join one of two special programs led by a ranger from Fort Stanwix National Monument to learn more about how the site has been memorialized over the years, and how these memorials have influenced the viewpoints and memories of one of the bloodiest battles of the American Revolution. The program will be offered at 1:00 and 2:00 p.m. Both programs will start at the battlefield parking lot. We recommend that participants wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather.

Oriskany Battlefield State Historic Site is currently open 7 days a week from dawn to dusk; the site's parking lot is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission to the site is free. For more information about upcoming events please call Fort Stanwix National Monument at (315)338-7730.  Park Rangers from Fort Stanwix offer programs about this site and Steuben Memorial State Historic Site. Please visit the Fort Stanwix web page at www.nps.gov/fost for additional information and up-to-date news about park and site events.


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Did You Know?

A light blue flag with golden trim. On it stands ladies liberty and justice with a British crown beneath their feet.

The modern New York State flag was modeled after the regimental flag of the Third New York. This flag was given to these troops as a gift by Col. Peter Gansevoort for their service during the Siege of Fort Stanwix in 1777. Photo courtesy of Sons of the Revolution, Virginia Society More...