The original forts that were built here by the British in the 1700's were replaced by the present fort in the 1840's. It has stood, with a few renovations, pretty much as it was then.During World War II the premises was used as a refuge for displaced Jews. These refugees became U.S. citizens in 1946 (after many legal manuevers).There are several...more
Harborfest, last weekend of july every year. A couple hundred 1000 people come to the city over 4 days. 100's of free music acts/groups. There are numerous stages set up throughout the city and in parks. all divided up by muscially types. Starts on Friday with an oldies concert at the main stage, KC and the Sunshine Band last year. The fest...more
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26 East First Street, Oswego, New York, 13126, United States
Good for: Solo
5422 State Route 104, Oswego, New York, 13126, United States
Good for: Business
70 E 1st St, Oswego, NY 13126
Good for: Couples
Start off with Minestrone then a Garden Salad bowl, fill-up on the Homemade Lasagna (and enough for a take-home box for later) and finish off with some Spumone. A good meal.
This restaurant specializes in italian cuisine ( and does it up good) but also offers lunch and dinner plates that are more "american" (melts, philly steak, wraps, filet mignon, lobster,etc.).
I always go for the specialty of the house though (fish at a steakhouse is not my idea of a good choice) and have never been disappointed here.
The price is about average for this area ($20 per person for dinner).
The staff were courteous and attentive. The meal was prepared and served at the right time without rushing (I hate it at other places when they try to put the entree on the table when you are in the middle of the soup). The food was delicious.
Unfortunately, there is no direct way to get to Oswego unless you have a car. Seeing as I don't, I have found that flying to Syracuse is the best option. I've tried to save money by taking the bus. It's about a 4 1/2-5 hour trip, depending on how fast the driver is. However, I have no patience for buses anymore and spend the extra money to fly. I highly recommend taking Jet Blue to Syracuse instead of US Airways. USAir uses the tiniest planes on all their Syracuse flights. Again, I have no patience for this anymore.
The drive to Oswego is a little under an hour.
Both the town of Oswego and the city of Oswego have various hamlets, villages and neighborhoods associated with them. Since the town and the city are not geographically identical, there are a dozen or so communities with ties to Oswego.The active communities that are associated with the town or city of Oswego are:Burts Point... west of Oswego Beach...more
Washington Square in Oswego is the place to be on the first week of October.Farmers from all over the Oswego area come to weigh their pumpkins to see if they can win the coveted "Greatest Pumpkin" award. To help draw the crowds, the city provides live concerts for entertainment; the streets and parking lots are lined with arts-and-crafts tents....more
Oswego has few major crimes. In the last six years there have a total of 1 murder, 10 rapes, 90 robberies according to the crime records. Burglaries and Thefts (shop-lifting, garage and car break-ins) have been the most prevelant crime and those are not ones that effect tourists who use common sense precautions.Lock car doors; put valuables in...more
This site is really in Lakeview, NY but Oswego is the logical place for people to gravitate to if they are going to visit the nuclear plant. (so i put it here in Oswego also)The nuclear plant at Nine Mile Point near Lakeview, NY (just northeast of Oswego,NY) has a demonstration layout of how nuclear plants operate to provide electric power for the...more
Now you can check out downtown Oswego with a live webcam. It has complete controls (rotation, azimuth, zoom) and is useful for seeing what the weather is on both the east and west sides of town.