Introduction to Oswego, New York
Oswego, New York, in Oswego county, is 33 miles NW of Syracuse, New York and 125 miles E of Buffalo, New York. The city is conveniently located inside the Syracuse metropolitan area. There are an estimated 17,954 people in Oswego.
Samuel de Champlain, a famed French explorer, visited this region in 1615. In 1722, the British created a trading post in this area. Soon after that, they fortified the trading post with a log palisade, which went on to be called Fort Oswego. The first permanent settlers came to this area in the early 19th century. Oswego was incorporated as a city in 1848. During World War II, it served as a home to around one thousand Jewish refugees.
Oswego and nearby Attractions
- Fair Haven Beach State Park
- Oswego Canal
- Fort Ontario State Historic Site
- H. Lee White Marine Museum
- Richardson-Bates House Museum
- Battle Island State Park
Things To Do In Oswego
Oswego’s history dates back to the 15th century. The H. Lee White Marine Museum, Fort Ontario and The Richardson-Bates House provide insight into the town's history. Many historical monuments and public parks can be found around the city as well. Excellent dining opportunities are available at the several nearby restaurants and cafes. Residents and visitors also enjoy hiking, boating and fishing. Oswego also has a public pool, two ice-skating rinks, a bowling alley and a movie theater at the Fort Ontario grounds.
Syracuse Hancock International is the nearest major airport.
Oswego Higher Education
SUNY College is the local center for higher education. Syracuse University and Onondaga Community College are also within reach.