Old Fort Niagara

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About Old Fort Niagara

Welcome to Old Fort Niagara, where our mission is to preserve, promote and share the history of our National Historic Site. Old Fort Niagara has stood at the entrance to the Niagara River since 1726 and today features the “French Castle,” the oldest building on the Great Lakes.

Current hours are 10am - 4pm Wednesday - Sunday, all year around. Public transportation available by Discover Niagara Shuttle from 10am to 7pm daily through October.

If you visit during one of our special events, you'll meet reenactors who faithfully recreate the lives of past Fort garrisons and depict the struggles that led to the birth of the United States and Canada.  If you visit during the off season, you'll enjoy self-guided or audio tours and hourly musket demonstrations in addition to the many exhibits and period rooms throughout the Fort. Why not make plans to visit the Fort today? You'll experience a unique blend of authenticity and drama that brings history alive.

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