Mystery Myths and Mayhem at Fort Staniwx

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Date: October 8, 2007
Contact: :  Valerie Morgan, 315-338-7730

How many of you find yourselves intrigued by bone-chilling tales– especially at this time of year? During the American Revolution the soldiers and families of Fort Stanwix lived in fear every day they served at the wilderness outpost. Come for a candlelight visit of the fort and learn of three actual events that made life at the fort terrifying, day and night. After the guided portion of the program, visitors will also have the opportunity to hear traditional Oneida tales that will keep you on your guard throughout the night.

This event will run Saturday, October 20 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.  All visitors to the park should meet at the Marinus Willett Center for a guided walk through the fort. Tours will leave from the rear door of the Willett Center at 6:30, 6:50, 7:10, 7:30, and 7:50 p.m.

“Last year’s event was a big success”, says Valerie Morgan, Park Ranger.  “This year we are looking forward to giving the visitors an even better experience.” Come in and discover a few more reasons why history shouldn’t repeat itself! 

Fort Stanwix National Monument is open seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is free. Activities are ongoing unless noted. For more information about upcoming events at the park, please call the new number, (315) 338-7730.  Please visit the park's web page at for additional information about the park and up to date news about park events.


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Last updated: February 26, 2015

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