• large wooden spikes jut out from a large wooden angular wall lit by sunlight. verdant grass surrounds it.

    Fort Stanwix

    National Monument New York

Pets

a beautiful dog!

There is plenty for your dog to do at Fort Stanwix NM!

National Park Service

Pets are welcome to visit Fort Stanwix National Monument with some restrictions.
Walking animals along the park's roadways and trails is a favorite activity for many owners. But exposure to unfamiliar people and surroundings can cause unusual or even aggressive behavior in some pets. There are also many loud noises that can be caused from the surrounding city and from historic weapons demonstrations through out the day that may frighten them.
Owners are responsible for their pet's care and conduct while on park grounds. To provide for the safety and enjoyment of pets, owners and fellow visitors, we request that pet owner comply with the following rules when visiting Fort Stanwix with their animals.

  • Pets must be on leash and under control at all times when outside their owner's vehicle. There are no designated areas for leaving pets unattended and tied to an object.
  • Pets are allowed in all outdoor areas of the park open to the public. Pets are not allowed inside any public use buildings. Only service animals or those in training to become service animals are allowed inside buildings with their owners or trainers.
  • Owners are responsible for removing any pet excrement left by their animals in the park's exhibit areas, trails, and all green spaces intended for public use.

Did You Know?

A brown grey map, a dotted red line curves and connects two solid blue ones. A black star sits at the center.

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...