Fort Stanwix

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About Fort Stanwix

Fort Stanwix National Monument is a United States National Historic Site in Rome, New York managed by the National Park Service. The current fort is a reconstruction of the historic Fort Stanwix occupying approximately sixteen acres of downtown Rome. The fort site—although not the reconstruction itself—is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

For centuries, the Oneida Carrying Place, a six mile portage connecting the Mohawk River and Wood Creek, served as a vital link for those traveling by water from the ocean to the Great Lakes. When Europeans arrived, nations fought for control of the carry, the homelands of the Six Nations Confederacy, and the rich resources of North America. In this struggle, Fort Stanwix would play a vital role.Learn more at this link.