This good dog is visiting Fort Stanwix and being a responsible on leash canine.
Who's a good dog? This one is! He's on-leash like a good canine visitor.

VIP H. Johnson

Pets are welcome to visit Fort Stanwix National Monument with some restrictions.

Walking animals along the park's roadways and trails is a favorite activity for many owners. But exposure to unfamiliar people and surroundings can cause unusual or even aggressive behavior in some pets. There are also many loud noises that can be caused from the surrounding city and from historic weapons demonstrations through out the day that may frighten them.

Owners are responsible for their pet's care and conduct while on park grounds. To provide for the safety and enjoyment of pets, owners and fellow visitors, we request that pet owner comply with the following rules when visiting Fort Stanwix with their animals:

  • Pets must be on leash and under control at all times when outside their owner's vehicle. There are no designated areas for leaving pets unattended and tied to an object.
  • Pets are allowed in all outdoor areas of the park open to the public. Pets are not allowed inside any public use buildings. Only service animals or those in training to become service animals are allowed inside buildings with their owners or trainers.
  • Owners are responsible for removing any pet excrement left by their animals in the park's exhibit areas, trails, and all green spaces intended for public use.
  • Respect park wildlife. Urban parks have wildlife too! All wild animals within the park are protected; no matter if it's a city squirrel or a country squirrel.
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All dogs are welcome at Fort Stanwix. And here's a dog's-eye tour to get you started on your way! 2016 is the 40th anniversary of the Fort Stanwix National Monument opening to the public and the park is celebrating by releasing a series of 40 short films about the park's history and its future!

Last updated: April 26, 2021

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