Daily Programs

 

January 1 through April 30

*Hourly Film Presentation from 9:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Fort Niagara: The Struggle for a Continent takes visitors from the establishment of the Fort in the early 18th century through the restoration of the 1920s and 1930s. The 16-minute presentation immerses viewers in important events in the Fort's history like the Siege of 1759 and the British attack of December 19, 1813. 

*Hourly musket demonstration 10:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Meet a soldier from Fort Niagara's garrison and learn about the uniform, equipment, weapons and living conditions of the men who held the Fort for King and country. 

*Self guided tours 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Explore Fort Niagara's extensive 18th and 19th century buildings and fortifications at your own pace. A special walking tour brochure provides information on each building's history as well as the overall history of the Fort.

Please note: The Fort is closed on New Year's Day.

May 1 through May 14

*Hourly film presentation from 9:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Fort Niagara: The Struggle for a Continent takes visitors from the establishment of the Fort in the early 18th century through the restoration of the 1920s and 1930s. The 16-minute Surround Sound presentation immerses viewers in important events in the Fort's history like the Siege of 1759 and the British attack of December 19, 1813. 

*Hourly musket demonstration 10:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Meet a soldier from Fort Niagara's garrison and learn about the uniform, equipment, weapons and living conditions of the men who held the Fort .

*Weekends - hourly guided tours of the Fort 

*Weekdays - self guided tours 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Explore Fort Niagara's extensive 18th and 19th century buildings and fortifications at your own pace. A special walking tour brochure provides information on each building's history as well as the overall history of the Fort. Also available weekends.

May 15 through June 30

*Hourly film presentation from 9:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Fort Niagara: The Struggle for a Continent takes visitors from the establishment of the Fort in the early 18th century through the restoration of the 1920s and 1930s. The 16-minute presentation immerses viewers in important events in the Fort's history like the Siege of 1759 and the British attack of December 19, 1813. 

*Hourly musket demonstration 10:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Meet a soldier from Fort Niagara's garrison and learn about the uniform, equipment, weapons and living conditions of the men who held the Fort. 

*Hourly guided tours on weekends help you get more from your visit. If you prefer to explore on your own, self guided tours are available between 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Daily guided tours begin Memorial Day.

*Military music demonstrations throughout the day.

*Demonstrations of Native American life.

*Artillery demonstration at 11:15 a.m.

July 1 through August 31

*Old Fort Niagara presents our 2018 summer living history program: Flintlocks and Council Fires. Explore the history of Native Americans, French, British and United States soldiers and camp followers who lived in and around the fort between 1726 and 1815. Living history activities from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day.

*Hourly film presentation from 9:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Fort Niagara: The Struggle for a Continent takes visitors from the establishment of the Fort in the early 18th century through the restoration of the 1920s and 1930s. The 16-minute presentation immerses viewers in important events in the Fort's history like the Siege of 1759 and the British attack of December 19, 1813. 

*Hourly musket demonstration 10:15 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Meet a soldier from Fort Niagara's garrison and learn about the uniform, equipment, weapons and living conditions of the men who held the Fort.

*Artillery demonstrations morning and afternoon.

*Military music demonstrations throughout the day.

*18th century cooking and baking demonstrations.

*Laundry demonstrations.

*Soldier life demonstrations.

*Demonstrations of Native American life.

*Hourly guided tours. 

*Lighthouse open.

 September 1 through October 8

*Hourly Film Presentation from 9:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Fort Niagara: The Struggle for a Continent takes visitors from the establishment of the Fort in the early 18th century through the restoration of the 1920s and 1930s. The 16-minute presentation immerses viewers in important events in the Fort's history like the Siege of 1759 and the British attack of December 19, 1813.

*Hourly musket demonstration 10:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Meet a soldier from Fort Niagara's garrison and learn about the uniform, equipment, weapons and living conditions of the men who held the Fort for King and country.

*Morning and afternoon mortar firing demonstration.

*Hourly guided tours.

*Lighthouse open.

October 9 through December 31

*Hourly Film Presentation from 9:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Fort Niagara: The Struggle for a Continent takes visitors from the establishment of the Fort in the early 18th century through the restoration of the 1920s and 1930s. The 16-minute presentation immerses viewers in important events in the Fort's history like the Siege of 1759 and the British attack of December 19, 1813. 

*Hourly musket demonstration 10:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Meet a soldier from Fort Niagara's garrison and learn about the uniform, equipment, weapons and living conditions of the men who held the Fort. 

*Self guided tours 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Explore Fort Niagara's extensive 18th and 19th century buildings and fortifications at your own pace. A special walking tour brochure provides information on each building's history as well as the overall history of the Fort.

Please note: The Fort is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

For Upcoming Special Events visit-

http://www.oldfortniagara.org/calendar/list/current

Hours of Operation

The Fort is open year round with the exception of New Years Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

  • Jan - June 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • July - Aug - 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sept - Dec - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Please note: Ticket sales end 30 minutes before closing time.

 

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Old Fort Niagara is operated by the Old Fort Niagara Association, an independent, not-for-profit organization established in 1927. We do not rely on tax dollars. Instead, the Fort is funded through a combination of admission fees, museum shop sales and charitable contributions.

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