• 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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  • Honor America Days

    Due to the Honor America Days Opening Day Parade on Saturday, July 26th, Fort Stanwix National Monument's regular programs will begin at 1 pm. We hope to see you then!

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?

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Wampum are white whelk & purple quahog clam shells. Strung together, they are reminders of past events. Wampum belts may serve as a message or letter of introduction. Treaty agreements can be preserved in wampum. These belts are more sacred & valuable to the Haudenosaunee than paper documents. More...