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Fort Stanwix National Monument


An official Path Through History Site! One of 400+ National Park Service sites, Fort Stanwix National Monument offers a full-scale reconstruction of the original fort built in 1758 by the British during the French and Indian War and occupied by Americans during the Revolutionary War. Known as "the fort that never surrendered." In 1777, it successfully repelled a prolonged siege by British, German, Loyalist, Canadian, and American Indian troops and warriors. This, combined with the battles at Oriskany, Bennington and Saratoga, thwarted a coordinated effort by the British to take the northern colonies, and led to American alliances with France and the Netherlands. Visitors can take a guided tour of the grounds where the fort once stood. Established in 1935 and opened in 1976, Fort Stanwix National Monument commemorates the original fort. The park offers an extensive exhibit area in the Marinus Willett Center. Here, one can explore centuries of history through the many interpretive exhibits and cases of artifacts unearthed on site. The park also manages both the Oriskany Battlefield State Historic Site and the Steuben Memorial State Historic Site, all three locations inexorably connected from the time of the American Revolution.



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