Fort Stanwix

Category: Sense of Place


Photo and caption by Alfred Clark Jr

The original Fort Stanwix was built during the French and Indian War at the location of present-day Rome New York. It was abandoned in 1768 but then rebuilt during the American Revolution. The British failure to capture the fort in 1777 was an important victory for the Americans. The reconstruction of the fort by the National Park Service was completed in 1978.

Location: Rome NY


More Sense of Place Entries »

  1. Washington Memorial Chapel

    By Catherine Head

  2. Lethes - from river of oblivion to sense of place

    By isabel patim

  3. ways, water and waves

    By isabel patim

Take A Nat Geo Trip

Select a destination or trip type to find a trip:

See All Trips »

Join Nat Geo Travel's Communities

Subscribe to Nat Geo Traveler

  • 3050C_TRV_Banner_160x120.jpg

    Order Now

    Available in print and for iPad®! See destinations come alive with 360-degree photos, videos, and more!