• 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.

Starry, Starry, Steuben Star Gazing, Friday, September 14, 2012

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News Release Date: September 1, 2012
Contact: Susan Jones, 315-338-7730

Join members of the Mohawk Valley Astronomical Society as they provide telescopes and expertise and offer you the chance to see the Milky Way Galaxy and other celestial bodies from the dark skies of Starr Hill. Take a night tour of the Sacred Grove and experience the night habitat, including a firefly show. Hear Native American legends of the stars. Earn your Junior Ranger Night Explorer certificate and magnet. View fascinating star gazing videos.

See the Milky Way in America's National Parks. Half the park is after dark!

Join the fun! The Starry, Starry, Steuben Star Gazing Program is located on Starr Hill Rd. in Remsen, NY about 2.5 miles west of Route 12/28, north of Utica. This September 14th program from 9:00 pm to 12:00 am will be the last Starry, Starry, Steuben Program for the season. Call 315-338-7730 for more information. All programs are free and no reservations are necessary.

Fort Stanwix National Monument is open seven days a week from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Admission to the park is free. Activities are ongoing unless noted. For more information about upcoming events please call the park at (315) 338-7730. Please visit the park's web page at www.nps.gov/fost for additional information about the park and up-to-date news about park events.

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Did You Know?

A small baby is held in its mother's arms. It is wearing a white cap, and a white fabric sheet as a covering. Its mother clutches it tightly

A baby girl was born at Fort Stanwix on August 22, 1777, the final day of the British siege. To this day we do not know the mother's or daughter's names.