Overnight Programs

Day and Night in the Fort

The most complete of our programs, providing an educational and enjoyable experience based on the daily life of a soldier of the garrison before 1815. Infantry drill with wooden muskets, artillery and fortification training, cooking, baking, and fatigue duties. After supper clothing and daily life programs. Finish the evening with a "Weird Tales Walk" to the post cemetery. In the morning cook breakfast and take a guided tour.

Duration: 1:00 pm - 11:00 am  Cost: $40.00 per person  Maximum 30 persons

Recommended only for ages 8+. Minimum 3 adult leaders needed.

Overnight Visit

For groups eager to spend a night at Old Fort Niagara, but unable to arrive during the afternoon. We particularly recommend this program for groups composed primarily of 4th graders, or about 8 years of age. Participants must be at least seven years of age for their own safety. Three adult leaders must be on hand at all times.

We will endeavor to treat visitors like the refugees who have passed through Fort Niagara over the years. The program will feature a musket demonstration, games, a discussion of the role of men and women here at the Fort and other facets of daily life. We finish the evening with folklore on our "Weird Tales Walk."

Like the "Day & Night" program, the "Overnight Visit" can be modified as to period or special requests.

Duration: 7:00PM-11:00AMCost: $30.00/StudentMaximum: 30


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.


Support the Fort

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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