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    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.

For Kids

At Fort Stanwix National Monument, children are encouraged to explore, ask questions, and participate in park programs and events. At the visitor center, youth of all ages can "Build Your Own Fort" and discover the park's Junior Ranger Station!

Backyard Rangers is a monthly educational series which creates connections between youth and parks through diverse park programs and inspires kids to get outside and experience their America. Children of all ages are welcome to join these special programs!

How about becoming a Girl Scout or Boy Scout Resource Stewardship Ranger and learn how to become a steward of your National Parks?

Another way to explore the park is the Junior Ranger Booklet. It is available at the visitor center and online, and it is open to children of ALL ages!

Have fun and explore the park web pages! There are many park activities you can do right from your own home!

**Remember, children should only use the internet with the permission of their parents or guardians**

 
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Image Courtesy Danielle P., Girl Scout Troop 245 of NYPENN Pathways Council
 

Did You Know?

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In the 18th century it was possible to travel to the interior of North America almost entirely by water. Fort Stanwix was built to protect the largest break in this chain, the Oneida Carrying Place. This was a 1-6 mile long portage area situated between the Mohawk River and Wood Creek in New York. More...