• 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.

Things To Do

A tall soldier wears a green woolen jacket, he is speaking to children in multicolored tee-shirts on a corner of the fort.

A park ranger in a Continental uniform talks with a visiting family.

National Park Service

Getting Around

Visitors are encouraged to start their experience of Fort Stanwix National Monument at the Willett Center, across the street from the city parking facilities on James Street. For those touring the area by bicycle, a bicycle rack can be found at the entrance.

Once inside the visitor center, visitors receive an orientation from the ranger on duty. The Monument has 3 short trails that encircle the fort. One of the trails follows a portion of the Oneida Carrying Place. The other two trails interpret the events of the siege of 1777.

Join a ranger led program and gain a greater understanding of the events that happened here. Check with the ranger on duty in the Willett Center for times and locations of all programs offered that day.

Visitors have an opportunity to discover their own bridges to the past in the museum area. Other activities in the fort include living history programs. All visitors are welcome to join to our special events and experience 18th century military life.
 

Did You Know?

a line of men marching, muskets flask in sun pointing at you, they wear scarlet red

Out of the approximately 2,000 people who attacked Fort Schuyler/Stanwix, under the command of the British officer Barry St. Leger, only about 200 of them were actually British Regular troops, or "red coats." The rest were a combination of British allied colonists, Indians, and German Regulars. More...