Basic Information

The Park lies within a temperate zone and experiences four full seasons. Summer can become very hot and humid. Snow is common as late as May and as early as October. The fort area can become muddy in all seasons. With most activities outdoors, good closed-toe walking shoes and low heels are advised. Air conditioning and heating is limited to park visitor center most times in the year. Water and extra layers of clothing in all seasons are always recommended!

Entrance Fees:

Free - $0.00

All activities and tours are free.

Entrance Passes:

No Pass Required for Entrance - $0.00

All activities and tours are free.

Marinus Willett Collections Management and Education Center

The park's visitor center, also known as the Willett Center, contains a museum which details the significant history of the fort and features artifacts from archeological excavations of the site. A gift shop and public restrooms are available.


A recreation of the historic fort can be found on the grounds of the park. Throughout the year, it is accessible for guided and self-guided programs. During the winter months, it is accessible only on ranger-led programs, weather dependent.


Vehicle Parking & Directions: Parking is available on W Dominick Street or on James Street on the Fort Stanwix National Monument side of the street. Parking is also available in the Fort Stanwix Parking Garage on James Street.
***NOTE: The Fort Stanwix Parking Garage on James Street is owned by the City of Rome and not Fort Stanwix National Monument. Large vehicles will not fit into this parking area. Fort Stanwix National Monument cannot guarantee hours or prices***
Directions can be found by clicking this highlighted link.

Bus Parking, Loading, & Unloading:
Buses should load and unload at the designated area on the east side of James Street and the north side of Erie Boulevard. Parking in these areas is permitted for 10 minutes only as it is also used for accessibility purposes. Buses may be parked in the lot of the Rome Historical Society, on E Park Street, between loading and unloading.
Maps and directions can be found by clicking this highlighted link.

Logistics: Much of the park is self-guided. However, special events and programs occur on a regular basis. Information on guided tours, program times and lengths, and locations can be found on the park website or at the visitor center information desk on the day of your visit.

Restrooms: Restrooms are located in the visitor center and inside the fort as well. All are handicapped accessible.

Park Brochures: Brochures are available for free at the visitor center. They can also be downloaded by clicking here.

Cameras: Photography, including videos, is permitted in all park buildings EXCEPT the audio/visual presentations inside the visitor center.

Tours: We welcome all groups to visit the park, however if you are not planning to self-guide or wish to have a special program (other than those you see in the park Calendar of Events) please contact the park Program Coordinator by clicking on the highlighted link or by calling 315-338-7730.

Lost and Found: Located at the visitor center information desk.

If the following resources and pages did not provide the information you seek, please E-mail a Ranger or call the park at 315-338-7730 for more information. You can check in the FAQ Section of this website.

Last updated: March 7, 2016

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Mailing Address:

112 East Park St.
Rome, NY 13440



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