• 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.

Revolutionary War Fall Encampment

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Date: November 10, 2006
Contact: Visitor Services, 315-338-7730

As the campaign season of 1778 draws to a close, find out what the Continental Army had to do to garrison troops for the winter. Visit with Fort Stanwix National Monument living history staff and volunteers to discuss the campaign and how they winterize the fortress for the upcoming season.

The fort will be open on this special occasion from 10:00 am till 4:00 pm on Saturday, November 11, and Sunday, November 12. There will be special programming hour from      11:00 am till 3:00 pm including historic weapons demonstrations, an 18th century court martial program, and military music. Schedules can be found within the Marinus Willett Collections Management and Education Center. Parking is located in the lot across from Rome Savings Bank on W Dominick Street.   

Fort Stanwix National Monument is open seven days a week 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Days.  Admission to the Marinus Willett Center and Fort are free.  Visitors are encouraged to start their experience at the Marinus 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 web page at www.nps.gov/fost for additional information.

 

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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...