Managed by the National Park Service, Fort Stanwix National Monument is a United States National Historic Site that is reconstruction of the historic Fort Stanwix. The site occupies 16 acres of downtown Rome and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Fort Stanwix’s historical significance is due to its successful defense by American troops during an August 1777 siege. The monument includes three surrounding trails, one of which follows a portion of the Oneida Carry. The Marinus Willett Collections Management and Education Center preserves the monument’s 485,000 artifacts and documents, displays exhibits about Fort Stanwix and the Mohawk Valley, and serves as a regional tourism center!
Fort Stanwix National Monument, in Rome, is an important relic of several colonial wars. Designed in the shape of a four-pointed star, the fort was constructed by the British in 1762 and reconstructed in 1974. It’s like a time machine, seeing the military arms, clothing, hardware, Indian artifacts and furnishings from the French and Indian War and the American Revolutionary War periods that take you back in history.
Fort Stanwix National Monument celebrated its 40th anniversary as a national monument and commemorated the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. Step into the Visitor Center, and observe demonstrations of 18th-century military life.