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.
Fort Stanwix Announces "School's Out" Programs for 2011
Contact: Val Morgan, 315-338-7730
Rome, NY: The staff and volunteers at Fort Stanwix National Monument invite families with children ages 5 to 12 to join in the 2011 "School's Out at the Fort" series. The first program is on Monday, January 17 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Fort Stanwix National Monument's Willett Center. We will be discovering together how the Earth is changing. This year the series is titled "The Backyard Club" and will encourage participants to make a mark on the world – starting in their own back yard!
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Did You Know?
Construction of the Erie Canal began near Rome, NY after the first ceremonial shovel full of earth was turned on July 4, 1817. This canal, located only a few miles away from the ruins of Fort Stanwix, would soon overtake the Oneida Carry as New York's prinicple waterway. More...