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Old Fort Niagara

102 Morrow Plz, Fort Niagara State Park, Youngstown, NY 14174-1181
+1 716-745-7611
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Very cool place to go!

We went to the Fort for 2 days...lots to see. It was a special few days when they had... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Love2Learn2day
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Zeeland, Michigan
A Great Place to Visit!

Fort Niagara was an important frontier stronghold during the colonial era, and played a major role... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2018
Davy1840
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Hanover, 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 spans its three centuries of history. Open daily at 9 a.m. with ticket sales ending at 4:30 pm (ticket sales end at 6:30 pm in July and August).
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102 Morrow Plz, Fort Niagara State Park, Youngstown, NY 14174-1181
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the Fort for 2 days...lots to see. It was a special few days when they had reenactors there to talk, dress and live 1st person as the people in that era would have. Many tents of where set around where they stayed....More

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Reviewed 18 January 2018

Fort Niagara was an important frontier stronghold during the colonial era, and played a major role during the War of 1812. The stone French Castle, the largest, oldest, and most impressive structure of the fort, was built by New France in 1726. It's a fascinating...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

wonderful historic site, just totally authentic must see, amazing architecture that is centuries old and maintained with authenticity

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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

I never knew how important Niagara was to the history of our nation. Well worth the trip. Kids loved it too!

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Reviewed 6 December 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Old fort Niagara. It's a bit out of the way from the falls, and it was winter, but I can imagine this place is rather busy in summer. Especially with the beautiful park surrounding the fort. The staff was...More

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Reviewed 30 November 2017

It took a long time to get to Fort Niagara, but it was worth it. Excellently preserved Revolutionary War era fort commanding the outlet of the Niagara River into Lake Ontario. This location was militarily strategic to the armies of both sides of the Revolution...More

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Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

The old French castle building dating back to early 1700s was well maintained and had interesting displays. Just outside that was a bake house with a couple period dressed guys demoing how they ate and baked. They also had a period dressed guy doing a...More

Thank raybyerley
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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

This Fort was so great I went back and bought an 1 year Family membership. You Great for Families of all ages, great museum before you go to the Fort itself and has a film and musket display quarter after the hour.

Thank Simon B
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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Wow, great place to visit and walk the grounds that were established in the 1700s. Dressed soldier from 1812 was there to present a Musket shoot demonstration. The buildings in the fort were amazing and brought you back to the 19th century! Grounds were so...More

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Reviewed 2 November 2017

My husband and I really enjoyed walking around the restored fort. Both of us left with a much greater grasp of the history of the area. We were very impressed with the restoration. The self-guided tour was done at our own pace, which made it...More

Thank Linda L
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PeteandKatie G
30 January 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.
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Amy N
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Sorry for the delay in the response but I’m not sure, I didn’t see anyone with dogs when we were there.
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I work at the fort and the uneven cobblestones have been replaced with smooth cement. It is much easier now for those in wheelchairs or those having difficulty walking. There is only a very small area (about 10 steps worth... More
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