Fort Stanwix National Monument’s Winter Hours 2014
Contact: Superintendent Debbie Conway, 315-338-7730
During the coldest winter days, from January 12th through March 22nd, visitors walking the grounds at Fort Stanwix National Monument will notice new operational hours for the Willett Center and the fort. These structures will now be open Wednesdays through Sundays from 9 am to 5 pm. Though they will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays during this time, the interpretive offerings the balance of the week will remain the same. Visitors exploring the Willett Center will find a multitude of exhibits and movies about the history of the site and, at both 10 am and 2 pm, weather permitting, hardy visitors can join a park ranger for a tour of the fort.
On the third Saturday of each month, the children's Backyard Ranger Program will continue exploring new topics with "Oneida Snow Snakes" being presented on January 18th, "George Washington's Birthday Celebration" on February 15th, and on March 15th, children can join in to get a jump start on their summer garden. Each program runs from 10 am to 3 pm, is free, and no reservation is required.
During this time also, from January 19th through February 9th, a Sunday afternoon lecture series will be held at 1 pm. Join us in a lively discussion on January 19th about a soldier who served at Fort Stanwix in the American Revolution and survived to the age of daguerreotypes leaving behind his image for us today; discover the evolution of the modern day fort and the logistics behind its ongoing preservation on January 26th; and on February 9th decipher the threads which tie us today to the treaties signed at Fort Stanwix over two hundred years ago.
On March 23rd, as spring approaches and the sun rises higher in the sky, the park will resume its seven day a week operation.
Admission to the park is free. For more information about Fort Stanwix National Monument, and upcoming events, please call the park at 315-338-7730 or visit us on-line at www.nps.gov/fost.
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