Special Event


Winter on the Carry Open House

Fort Stanwix National Monument



Dates & Times


Saturday, November 26, 2022


6:30 PM


1 hour

Type of Event

Campfire/Evening Program
Cultural/Craft Demonstration
Living History


On Saturday, November 26, the annual Winter on the Carry event will return to Fort Stanwix National Monument! This special event highlights the winter traditions of the residents of 18th the Century and the Mohawk Valley. The festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. and are free of charge.  

Activities will include a holiday sing-along and a chance to make a New Year’s “wish chain” for Junior Rangers and their families. Visitors will be invited to share their modern holiday traditions as well.

“Everyone is invited to sing and be merry! This event is unique for winter visitors, who will be able to have amazing opportunities to see the candlelit fort decorated as the soldiers and their families would have remembered from home,” said Park Ranger Kelly Cardwell. “Bring your family and friends for a relaxing post-Thanksgiving evening!”

Visitors are cautioned to dress for the weather and bring a flashlight. During the evening rooms will be decorated with candles, ivy, and cozy fires. The festivities end at 8:30 p.m., but the fort will remain decorated until December 17. Those who are unable to attend the event will be able to view them Tuesday through Saturday between 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., weather dependent.

Reservation or Registration: No

Contact Information

Kelly Cardwell
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