Fort Stanwix National Monument
Fort Stanwix National Monument is where our shared heritage comes alive everyday and you can explore the sights, sounds, and feel of the 18th century.
A complete list of planned events is available at www.nps.gov./fost/.
When you visit Fort Stanwix you will discover how people lived along the Oneida Carrying Place, the superhighway of the 18th century, and how a strong American resistance at Fort Stanwix in 1777 contributed to victory at Saratoga — a turning point in the American Revolution. The National Park Service and its partners offer a diverse array of special events and daily programs that will both entertain and educate visitors of all ages. From interactive programs to living history demonstrations and musical concerts, there is a lot to do at Fort Stanwix.
The Marinus Willett Collections Management and Education Center
The new Marinus Willett Collections Management and Education Center embodies the mission of the National Park Service at Fort Stanwix National Monument; to preserve our national resources and to provide an enjoyable educational experience for this and future generations. Within the Willett Center, Fort Stanwix National Monument will store and preserve its 485,000 artifacts and documents inside a state-of-the-art collection facility. The exhibits within the building explore the story of Fort Stanwix and the Mohawk Valley through the eyes of the people who lived in New York during the American Revolutionary War. The Willett Center is located at the corner of Erie Boulevard and James Street in Rome, New York and opened on July 1, 2005.
— the new center in June 2005
Additionally, the Willett Center serves as a regional tourism center. As the western gateway to the Mohawk Valley, tourists traveling by foot, bicycle, motor vehicle, train or boat will learn about the many opportunities available in Central New York. By learning about the opportunities, people will be encouraged to stay and explore our wonderful region.
— A Park Ranger talks to visitors
The Marinus Willett Collections Management and Education Center is the product of a partnership between the National Park Service, the City of Rome, Oneida County, the State of New York, and the Oneida Indian Nation, as well as many Haudenosaune Council members, friends, neighbors, constituents, school teachers, college professors, historical societies, contractors, and subcontractors.
To learn more about Fort Stanwix, visit their web site at www.nps.gov./fost/.