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.
Third Annual Junior Ranger Day: Our Parks' Futures Made Present
Contact: Kelly Cardwell, 315 338-7730
Junior Ranger Day was established in 2007 to introduce the world's children to their National Parks. Fort Stanwix National Monument has picked Tuesday, August 25, 2009, Founder’s Day of the National Park Service, to celebrate this very special day.
The theme of the day will be: “How Can You Make A Difference.” Children of all ages, and their families, are welcome to come and learn about the National Park Service mission, how the staff at Fort Stanwix work to serve it every day, how other children have already become a part of Junior Rangers, and the importance of Fort Stanwix National Monument. In keeping with the National Park Service Junior Ranger motto, “Explore, Learn, Protect,” Fort Stanwix is hoping that Junior Ranger Day will spur an interest in this young generation to learn more about whatever special places they treasure.
Fort Stanwix National Monument is open seven days a week, 9 am – 5 pm, except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Days. Admission to the Marinus Willett Center, fort, and all programming is free. Visitors are encouraged to start their experience at the 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 webpage at www.nps.gov/fost for additional information.
Did You Know?
Fort Stanwix has two names. Named for Gen. John Stanwix, this was the fort's name under the British. When rebuilt by the Americans, it was then named for Gen. Phillip Schuyler. However, there were several other Fort Schuylers in New York at that time, so the name never stuck due to the confusion.