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Fort Stanwix National Monument

Central Adirondack Trail, State Rt. 26 and State Rt. 46, near Rome in Oneida County

A National Historic Landmark managed by the National Park Service, includes the Willet Center featuring artifacts and interpretive displays.

Known as "the fort that never surrendered," Fort Stanwix, under the command of Col. Peter Gansevoort, successfully repelled a prolonged siege, in August 1777, by British, German, Loyalist, Canadian and American Indian troops and warriors commanded British Gen. Barry St. Leger. The failed siege combined with the battles at Oriskany, Bennington, and Saratoga thwarted a coordinated effort by the British in 1777, under the leadership of Gen. John Burgoyne, to take the northern colonies, and led to American alliances with France and the Netherlands. Troops from Fort Stanwix also participated in the 1779 Clinton-Sullivan Campaign and protected America's northwest frontier from British campaigns until finally abandoned in 1781.

Fort Stanwix National Monument was one of the first historic areas to be added to the National Park Service under the Historic Sites Act. This was the same day the act was signed by the U.S. Congress, August 21, 1935.

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Closest Byway:Central Adirondack Trail
Distance from Byway:on
Closest Route #:State Rt. 26 and State Rt. 46
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generally open daily, 9 to 5

Indoors or Outdoors:both
Admission Fee:no
URL:Fort Stanwix National Monument website


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