The park offers on and offsite programs for a wide audience. Past groups have included military organizations, group homes, motor coach tours, and senior groups. If you are interested in reserving a program for your group, please read the listings below, fill out the Fort Stanwix Program Request form, and forward it to the Park Reservation Coordinator.
Marinus Willett Center
The Marinus Willett Center houses the park's visitor center and bookstore. The story of the people and events that helped determine the fate of a continent are presented in the gallery area through audio/visual presentations, period artifact displays, and hands on activities.Time: At least 45 minutes is recommended to view all of the exhibits/presentations in the Willett Center.
Assistance: A staff member will give your group an orientation to the Willett Center and will be available for any questions that may arise.
Accessibility Notes: The Willett Center is entirely accessible based on ADA compliance. Click here for more information.
Inside the Fort
Have a park ranger lead your group on an in-depth tour of Fort Stanwix, the fort that never fell. The ranger will take your group into a number of the fort rooms from the sutlery to the enlisted men's barracks. In the Hearth Room, you'll see an original fireplace uncovered during the initial archeological excavations of the fort. Schedule extra time to see the fort's audio/visual presentation, "I Was So Wore Out With Fatigue," and to climb the bastions!Time: At least 60 minutes is recommended for this tour.
Accessibility Notes: The Gregg Barracks/visitor contact station and the restrooms are accessible. Ramps are provided to allow for accessibility into a number of the fort rooms. Click here for more information.
See the fort from the British perspective! Discover how close their trenches were to the fort. Learn what the stream on the east side of the fort was used for. Walk the trails in the park and explore!Time: At least 30 minutes is recommended to walk the trails and view the wayside exhibits.
Assistance: This walk will is self-guided; however, park staff will always be close by to answer any of your questions.
Accessibility Notes: The park trails and waysides are completely accessible to wheelchairs. Click here for more information.
Offsite Park Visits
Within a 50 mile radius of the park? Have the park come to you! These free programs could be a great way to prepare your group for an upcoming visit, a follow-up to your trip to the fort, or an 18th C. topic based discussion around something of interest to your organization.
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.