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Fort Stanwix National Monument
In central New York, in Rome
The British built a fort at the site in 1758 to protect the Oneida Carry portage that linked the waterway between the Atlantic Ocean and Great Lakes. Fort Stanwix was rebuilt by Americans in 1776 and then, in 1777, attacked by the British from August 3 to 23 until British troops retreated to Canada. The fort has been almost entirely reconstructed to its 1777 appearance. The site was authorized in 1935. It became a National Historic Landmark in 1963 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.
WHAT TO SEE & DO
Touring the fort. Facilities: Visitor center, fort, museum, living-history quarters, trail. Bookstore. Programs & Events: Ranger-guided tours, interpretive programs, living-history demonstrations (June-Aug.). Syracuse Symphony Orchestra (last Sat., July), occasional reenactments. Tips & Hints: Busiest July and Aug., least crowded Nov., Dec. and Apr.
FOOD, LODGING & SUPPLIES
Camping: None in park. Near Rome: Delta Lake State Park (8797 Rte. 46, tel. 315/33-4670; 800/456-2267 reservations; 101 sites; $13-$19; flush toilets, showers; closed Columbus Day-early May). Hotels: None in park. In Rome: Beeches Paul Revere Lodge (7900 Turin Rd., tel. 315/336-1776 or 800/765-7251; 75 rooms; $85), Quality Inn (200 S. James St., tel. 315/336-4300; 104 rooms; $150). X Restaurant: None in park. In Rome: Beeches Paul Revere Lodge (7900 Turin Rd., tel. 315/336-1700; $3-$15; closed Mon., no lunch Sat.). Groceries & Gear: None in park. In Rome: Herb Philipson s Army & Navy (300 W. Dominick St., tel. 315/336-1300), Price Chopper (1919 Black River Blvd., tel. 315/339-1919).
FEES, HOURS & REGULATIONS
Free. No pets in fort buildings. Leashed pets elsewhere. Fort open Apr-Dec, daily 9-5. Monument grounds open daily, 24 hrs.
HOW TO GET THERE
The monument is in downtown Rome on Rte. 49 north. Closest airport: Syracuse (50 mi).
Fort Stanwix National Monument (112 E. Park St., Rome, NY 13440, tel. 315/336-2090, fax 315/334-5051). Rome Area Chamber of Commerce (139 W. Dominick St., Rome, NY 13440, tel. 315/337-1700).
Fort Stanwix National Monument. Basic information for tourists visiting the Fort Stanwix National Monument In central New York, in Rome