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Fort Stanwix National Monument Rome

Where is it at?

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Fort Stanwix National Monument
112 East Park Street
Rome
NY
13440
Tel: 315-338-7730

Where are we going today?

A great family day out is one where kids can not only have fun, but learn something. What better way to learn about the fascinating history of the USA than actually visit the locations which played key roles in shaping the country!

Fort Stanwix National Monument played a vital role in one particular event in history. Did you know that a vital link for people traveling from the Atlantic Ocean to Lake Ontario was actually an ancient trail which connects Wood Creek and the Mowhawk River? This went through Oneida Indian territory as they carried trade goods (and unfortunately diseases too!).

When the Europeans arrived they called this the Oneida Carrying Place which led to nations battling for control over this trail, as well as other areas close by. This is where Fort Stanwix National Monument came in!

It was known  as the "fort that never surrendered", and helped repel a siege - and well, you have to visit the monument to hear the rest of the story! 

There are a number of things to do with the family as you spend your day re-living history! The Visitor Center is the best place for visitors to become orientated with the fort, and kids can join the Junior Ranger program where they can complete fun activities to try and get that badge and certificate!

Keep an eye out for the living history programs, and special events where you can really experience 18th century military life - because you will be living in it! 

Fort Stanwix National Monument makes for a fun and educational family day out - history can repeat itself! 

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How much does it cost?

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LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

9am - 5pm daily

All year round, closed New Years Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Teachers corner

There are a number of educational programs for teachers to ensure they have the right experience for their students. There are also self-guided visit options. .

I'm Hungry!

Why not bring a picnic! It's lovely to sit out under the sun and enjoy a nice healthy family lunch!.

Healthy Eating!

Make sure you bring bottled water to stay hydrated!.

Any Top Tips?

Pets are welcome, but with some restrictions. Check the rules when you arrive! .

Doing our bit

The park are dedicated to preserving this amazing piece of history, so help them by keep it clean and following the rules they have! .

Need a little extra help?

The visitor center is handicapped accessible, with parking and restrooms. Not all areas in the fort are accessible, but ramps can be made. .

Can I get one of those?

There are a number of books and gifts to be found in the bookstore - great for those who love history! .

More information

You can buy the National Park and Federal Recreation Lands Passes from the park .

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    It's something that they make you go to for your second grade fieldtrips and that you never go back to again. It's boring and not even on the real location of the original Fort Stanwix. It's just an idea Rome had to increase tourism.

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    Free!!!!
    Awesome fort with people dressed in historical attire showing how thing were done back in the revolutionary war days.

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    Fantastic they found remains under old buildings and recreated the fort

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    I liked it

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    We visited the fort an July 9th, 2009.
    The new visitors center, which unfortunately is not on Google Earth, is excellent and very informative. This fort should be a must-visit-once-a-lifetime-place for all Americans, to appreciate where freedom came from. Every tax dollar spent is well spent. I have to applause to the volunteers, a former army man, dressing up like an American regular soldier and (I believe it was his wife) as lady from back then. We had a great discussion with my dear friend David Patterson from Syracuse and the soldier and I think...Read More

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We visited the fort an July 9th, 2009.
The new visitors center, which unfortunately is not on Google Earth, is excellent and very informative. This fort should be a must-visit-once-a-lifetime-place for all Americans, to appreciate where freedom came from. Every tax dollar spent is well spent. I have to applause to the volunteers, a former army man, dressing up like an American regular soldier and (I believe it was his wife) as lady from back then. We had a great discussion with my dear friend David Patterson from Syracuse and the soldier and I think I even got him a little bit impressed by my knowledge of the Revolutionary War and the fort for a European. Even my wife and 14 year old daughter were impressed. I was emotionally impressed with the fort.
Great work!

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