Fort Stanwix National Monument has numerous options to accommodate visitors with disabilities.

Visitor Center

  • Marinus Willett Collections Management and Education Center Accessible parking is available next to the Willett Center on North James Street. All entryways and restrooms in this building are accessible.
  • All introductory videos are open captioned and FM assistive listening devices are available upon request.
  • A Braille introductory pamphlet available by request at the Willett Center, or for download in a Braille Ready Format.
    Fort Stanwix Braille Brochure .BRF File
  • A text accessible brochure can be downloaded here.
    Text Accessible Fort Stanwix Introduction Brochure
  • Audio descriptive brouchure files can be found here.
    Audio Accessible Fort Stanwix Brochure Files

Reconstructed Fort

  • Accessible parking is reserved in a pull-off in front of the fort.
  • All introductory videos are open captioned and FM assistive listening devices are available upon request.
  • Nearly all park resources or replicas can be touched and held for tactile exploration.
  • Not all areas in the fort are accessible. Ramps are available to tour most of the interior buildings.

Park Trails

  • The trail surrounding the fort is approximately 1/2 mile long. It is partially paved and includes portions that consist of compacted gravel.
  • Accessible picnic tables are available within yards of trailways on well-manacured, mostly level lawns.

Service Animals

  • Service animals are welcome at Fort Stanwix National Monument.
  • Please keep in mind that some living history demonstrations, like cannon firing or musket firing demonstrations that take place in the reconstructed fort, can be stressful and scary for our animal companions.

Other Available Resources

  • Introductory park pamphlets are made available in more than 20 languages.
  • Male and Female restrooms are equipped with infant changing stations.
  • Drinking fountains are available in the Willett Center and in the Gregg Barracks inside the reconstructed fort.
  • Visitors may bring their own food and drinks to the park, but these are not allowed inside the exhibit areas. Please be sure to dispose of any trash in designated areas or take it with you when you leave the park.
  • Special accommodations may be made for any group planning to visit Fort Stanwix.

Please feel free to call the park at 315-338-7730 or email us to review all accessibility options available at Fort Stanwix National Monument.


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Welcome to Fort Stanwix National Monument! The little park with the big story in Rome, NY. Fort Stanwix is one of more than 400 sites in the National Park Service. 2016 is the fortieth anniversary of the park opening to the public, and you are invited to the celebration! At Fort Stanwix you can play games, bike the park trails, watch fireworks, learn about the American Revolution, and a lot more! There are many options to make your visit more accessible. There are open captions on park movies, hearing loop and assistive listening devices, Braille translations of brochures, and staff members available to sign tours! And if you want to learn more about the park before your visit, all park YouTube videos have closed captions. The best part is all of these services are free to you. All you have to do is ask! Fort Stanwix is your national park and we want you to have fun! We’ll be waiting for you!

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Did you know that there are many options to make your visit to the park more accessible? Check out the options available for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Blind, hearing loss, and for folks with other visual impairments.

Last updated: September 24, 2022

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Rome, NY 13440



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