For thousands of years the ancient trail that connects the Mohawk River and Wood Creek served as a vital link for people traveling between the Atlantic Ocean and Lake Ontario. Travelers used this well-worn route through Oneida Indian territory to carry trade goods and news, as well as diseases, to others far away. When Europeans arrived they called this trail the Oneida Carrying Place and inaugurated a significant period in American history--a period when nations fought for control of not only the Oneida Carrying Place, but the Mohawk Valley, the homelands of the Six Nations Confederacy, and the rich resources of North America as well. In this struggle Fort Stanwix would play a vital role.
Learn more about the people who played a role in the history of the Oneida Carry and Fort Stanwix/Schuyler.
Native American History
Many Native Americans lived and died in the vicinity of the Oneida Carry. Discover the stories of the tribes and families of the area.
Discover the rich history of Fort Stanwix National Monument, from it's time as a military outpost to it's inception as a park.
The museum collections at Fort Stanwix National Monument consist of approximately 500,000 objects.
Fort Stanwix National Monument has a number of research questions that remain unexplored as well as many that are being uncovered.
Last updated: September 13, 2022