The oldest freshwater port in North America, Oswego is rich in history. British forces attacked Fort Ontario May 5 – 7, 1814. Americans fought off one landing attempt and stubbornly resisted a second before retreating to Oswego Falls (Fulton). Fort Ontario was destroyed and Oswego was captured. However, Americans were able to save vital military supplies by moving them upriver. After the British departed, ropes, sails, cannon, and other goods were recovered and moved to the U.S. naval shipbuilding yard in Sackets Harbor. Today, our visitors enjoy a panoramic view along the harbor trail, charming museums, world-class fishing, shopping and dining.
OSWEGO COUNTY TOURISM OFFICE
46 E. Bridge Street (Rt.104) Oswego, NY 13126
315-349-8322 / www.visitoswegocounty.com
Visitor information, group tour assistance.
8:30 am-5:00 pm weekdays (EST).