“Operation Sabotage Stanwix,” an interactive escape room puzzle game that allows players to travel back in time, returns to Fort Stanwix National Monument on Saturday, April 23. During this 30 minute program, players work through a series of puzzles to sabotage the efforts of Continental Soldiers and learn about Fort Stanwix. The program free of charge, but requires a reservation due to limited space.
Sign-ups begin on Monday, March 21 for groups of 1 – 6 people. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Small groups may be put together in the same time slot. Although the puzzles are based in history, no special skill or knowledge is required. The game takes place in one single room of the fort and is not physically strenuous. The event will take place rain or shine.
“It is a rare occasion that Fort Stanwix opens its gates to British spies; but on game day, everyone is welcome! So bring your family, bring your friends, and have fun with this historic challenge,” said Park Ranger Bill Sawyer.
Also taking place on Saturday, April 23, is a national park #InstaMeet. This event will help visitors highlight their favorite national parks through photography and social media. “Find Your Park” photo booths will be set up throughout the park for those who come out to take and share pictures.
For those unable to participate in the April event, “Operation Sabotage Stanwix” returns to thepark again on July 16 and October 1, 2016. Information on registering for future dates will be released accordingly. Fort Stanwix National Monument is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.