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Old Fort Niagara

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Fun and Interesting Afternoon

We spent between 3 and 4 hours wandering the park on a recent afternoon. It is a self-guided tour... read more

Reviewed May 27, 2017
Franklin, TN
A great outing

This was a fun outing, plan for several hours to allow time to explore all the old fort buildings... read more

Reviewed May 25, 2017
Oxford, Pennsylvania
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Old Fort Niagara is a living history site within close driving distance of Niagara Falls (both NY and Ontario) and Buffalo, NY, featuring original 18th-century stone buildings, built by the French and British, and daily interpretive programming that...more
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102 Morrow Plz, Fort Niagara State Park, Youngstown, NY 14174-1181
+1 716-745-7611
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Reviewed May 27, 2017

We spent between 3 and 4 hours wandering the park on a recent afternoon. It is a self-guided tour but there are rangers throughout the fort to answer questions and provide additional information. There are also people in character as soldiers that add to the...More

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Reviewed May 25, 2017

This was a fun outing, plan for several hours to allow time to explore all the old fort buildings. There are even period dressed soldiers, happy to answer questions and even give a musket firing demo. The views of Lake Ontario are breathtaking. Bring a...More

1  Thank tawny1956
Reviewed May 22, 2017

This was an amazing historical park. We were able to climb 3 stories to the top of where the soldiers shot their cannons! It was amazing. The area was so big. We watched a "Soldier" shoot a musket and it was so loud!

1  Thank pamme42
Reviewed May 19, 2017 via mobile

My husband couldn't stop talking about how he was so glad we went to the old fort Niagara. He absolutely loved it!! I thought it was great. We saw reenactments of the American revolution, they showed how to load a riffle or a muskets (not...More

1  Thank Abby M
Reviewed May 17, 2017 via mobile

Spent a good 3 hours here! Very well taken care of and the staff and actors are wonderful with kids. We saw a cannon firing and musket demo and really felt a sense of the history. We stopped and toured around the state park as...More

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Reviewed May 17, 2017 via mobile

We made sure to visit this place on day 1 of our vacation to make sure we got here. This place was beautiful, interesting and beyond awesome. We love historical places and this was one of the best. If you enjoy history, you will will...More

1  Thank llombardi73
Reviewed May 13, 2017

Marvelous location. Scenic, re-enactments, tours, self tours and the restorations are well done. The layout of restored equipment gives you a better idea of how things were done and how combat took place. The anecdotes and history were out standing

1  Thank Bill S
Reviewed May 13, 2017

Never even heard of Old Fort Niagara. It is a great historical place. We stopped here on our way to Niagara Falls, NY. What history, the buildings are in good condition.

Thank antrec
Reviewed May 12, 2017

A very interesting place to visit. See how the people have lived in this fort. You can enter all rooms and people dressed in "old" costumes will give a demonstration of shooting with old weapons. There is a nioce souvenir shop. At the entrance there...More

1  Thank Ruud P
Reviewed May 3, 2017 via mobile

We went in early May and we're the only ones in the fort. It was worth braving the weather because we had the whole place to ourselves. Be sure to go to the museum and see the original flag, well worth it. The fort itself...More

1  Thank Cory V
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July 28, 2018|
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Response from Nancy M | Reviewed this property |
There are large parking areas, paved lots and grass fields for overflow. I don’t know if there are specific spots for RVs or hook ups for electric or water, etc. If you call the staff is very helpful I think they could help... More
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January 29, 2018|
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Response from Kirk D | Reviewed this property |
an hour or all day. It is a beautiful spot and it really depends on what you are looking for in visiting here. They have interactive reenactments through out the day in the summer which were pretty interesting.
Amy N
July 23, 2017|
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Response from llombardi73 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay in the response but I’m not sure, I didn’t see anyone with dogs when we were there.