Around Oswego

Oswego Jazz Project playing at Red Sun

Our college neighbors the friendly small city of Oswego. Known as the Port City, Oswego rose to prominence through its strategic location on Lake Ontario. Battles took place in Oswego Harbor during both the French and Indian War and the War of 1812. You can still see its historic heritage in such landmarks as Fort Ontario on the east side of the city, the countless homes that preserve the elegance of past centuries and downtown buildings that retain much of their 19th-century character.

In the 20th century, Oswego became a hub of energy production, recreation and tourism. The natural beauty of the surrounding Oswego County, and its status as the trophy fishing capital of the Northeast, keeps visitors flowing through town year after year. We encourage you to check out Oswego's fascinating museums, inviting downtown shops and eateries, and beautiful parks.


SUNY Oswego alumnus Kwame Belle's Bucket List video series, where he sought out some of the best things to do around the community.