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Fort Stanwix National Monument
Copyright: - US National Park Service
Fort Stanwix National Monument
Description - The American stand here in August 1777 was a major factor in repulsing the British invasion from Canada. The fort was also the site of the treaty of Fort Stanwix with the Iroquois November 5, 1768. The current fort is a complete reconstruction.

Attractions - The American stand here in August 1777 was a major factor in repulsing the British invasion from Canada. The fort was also the site of the treaty of Fort Stanwix with the Iroquois November 5, 1768. The current fort is a complete reconstruction.

Recreation - Visitors are encouraged to start their experience of Fort Stanwix National Monument on the path to the fort, walking the Great Oneida Carrying Place. Once inside the Visitor Center, visitors receive an orientation from the ranger on duty. After hearing and seeing some of the background history and drama of the events that happened at Fort Stanwix, join a ranger led interpretive program and gain a greater understanding of the struggles these people endured. Visitors have an opportunity to discover their own bridges to the past in the museum. Other activities in the fort include living history programs. These programs are real hands-on activities for visitors. All visitors are welcome to watch a military drill demonstration and experience the blast and smoke of 18th century weaponry. Visitors can enlist and experience for themselves what it must have been like 200 years ago in a wilderness fort. Take a different path back to the 20th century parking and see the fort from a whole new perspective.

Climate - The Central Travel Region experiences average January temperatures from 18 degrees to above 22 degrees Fahrenheit (-8 to above -6 degrees Celsius). It is important to note that the Syracuse area receives some of the heaviest snowfalls in the nation. Summer temperatures average around 72 degrees Fahrenheit (around 22 degrees Celsius). Precipitation in the region ranges from 36 inches to more than 44 inches of rain and snowmelt. The heaviest precipitation is received in the region's northeast segment.

Location - All major state routes thru Rome; 26, 46, 49, 69, and 365, pass within sight of the Monument. To get to Rome from the New York Thruway, take exit 32 at Westmoreland to Rt. 233 north to Rt. 365 west, following the signs to downtown Rome. City parking is available within sight of the Monument.


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Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: I can say one thing i work there and it is an awesome family spot


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Contact Information:
Fort Stanwix National Monument, 1214 Middle Street , Rome, NY, 13440, Phone: 803-883-3123

Additional Information:
Central Travel Region - The rolling heartland of New York finds itself as the dwelling place for over a half-dozen State Historic Sites and over a dozen State Parks, including the popular National Baseball Hall of Fame.
New York National Forests & Parks - The diverse state of New York has 17 national sites which include memorials, seashores, trails and historic parks. Finger Lakes National Forest is the sole national forest encompassing 16,032 acres.

Links:
Fort Stanwix National Monument - Official agency website

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