🇺🇸 Oswego is a city in Oswego County, New York, United States. Oswego is located on Lake Ontario in north-central New York and promotes itself as "The Port City of Central New York". It is the county seat of Oswego County. The city of Oswego is bordered by the towns of Oswego, Minetto, and Scriba to the west, south, and east, respectively, and by Lake Ontario to the north. Oswego Speedway is a nationally known automobile racing facility. The State University of New York at Oswego is located just outside the city on Lake Ontario.
Fort Ontario Fort Ontario is a five pointed star fort built between 1839 and 1844. Major masonry improvements to the forts outer wall were undertaken, but left incomplete when Congress cancelled its funding in 1872. By 1901, the old fort was abandoned. In 1946, the fort was transferred to the state of New York. At that time, it was used to house veterans and their families during the post-war period. Development of the fort as a historic site began in 1949, which included the "Safe Haven Museum". Today, Fort Ontario is being restored to its 1867–1872 appearance. Costumed interpreters recreate the lives of the officers, men, and civilians who garrisoned the fort in 1868–1869.
Oswego has a population of over 18,142 people.