• 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.

Accessibility

Fort Stanwix National Monument has a vast array of options to accommodate the many different types of visitors that pass through its doors every day.

Marinus Willett Collections Management and Education Center:
The Fort Stanwix visitor center is equipped with Handicapped Accessible entryways and exits. Handicapped Accessible parking is available on the Willett Center side of N James Street. All restrooms are accessible as well.

There is Open Captioning on all of the introductory videos, as well as FM Assistive Listening Devices for our hearing and sight impaired visitors.

Introductory park pamphlets are made available in more than 20 languages from can be be made available as well or downloaded from our website for use.


Fort:
Restroom areas with in the fort are accessible. Not all areas in the fort are accessible; however ramps can be made available by request to tour the inside buildings of the parade ground.

There is Open Captioning on the introductory video, as well as FM Assistive Listening Devices for our hearing and sight impaired visitors.

Handicapped Parking is reserved in a pull-off in front of the fort.


Park Trails:
The trail surrounding the fort is approximately 1/2 mile long and is completely accessible to wheelchairs; it is paved with a combination of packed stone and cement. Wayside signs are also tilted for ease of reading in wheelchairs.


Special Accommodations:
Special Accommodation can be made for any large group planning on visiting Fort Stanwix with accessibility needs. Service animals are always welcome. Foreign language pamphlets can be sent to your group before your visit, ramps can be put in usually inaccessible areas, or our on staff American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreter can be made available.


Please feel free to call the park at 315-338-7730 to review all options available to your group. Or visit our website at www.nps.gov/fost/planyourvisit/accessibility.htm for more information.

Did You Know?

painting, a horse lead by its driver, pulling a canal boat full of people on a blue river

Construction of the Erie Canal began near Rome, NY after the first ceremonial shovel full of earth was turned on July 4, 1817. This canal, located only a few miles away from the ruins of Fort Stanwix, would soon overtake the Oneida Carry as New York's prinicple waterway. More...