• 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.

Tuesdays Are Still "Fun At the Fort"

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Date: July 28, 2008
Contact: Valerie Morgan, 315-338-7730

The first three weeks of August 1777 weren’t much fun for the American troops inside Fort Stanwix, or for the British troops trying to capture the fort. The staff and volunteers of Fort Stanwix National Monument invite you to make these same three weeks in August 2008 "fun at the fort!"

"So far, since June 'Tuesday Fun at the Fort' has had wonderful attendance numbers," states Valerie Morgan, Park Ranger. Averaging 30-40 participants per week, the drop-in program has included topics ranging from 18th  Century music to flags of early America.

As with the previous Tuesday programs, there is no registration for the programs, and you may choose to attend one or more of the following topics:
 
August 5 – Enlistment Day
August 12 – St. Leger’s Puzzle
August 19 – Celebrate Our National Parks

Fort Stanwix National Monument is open seven days a week from 9:00 a.m.  to 5:00 p.m.  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?

tents with white walls surround grass and wooden walls twice as tall

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.