• 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.

Bicycling Information

Fort Stanwix National Monument is accessible by bicycle by way of the trails along the Erie Canal National Heritage Corridor. Fort Stanwix sits a mile from the original canal site, at the center of New York, and welcomes all travelers.

Here are internet links of affiliated organizations to assist you in your bicycling travels:

Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor --official site

Parks & Trails New York

Western Erie Canal Heritage Corridor Commission

Did You Know?

A a patch of purpley white shiny beads is tied together in an intricate pattern

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...