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Educator's Field Trip Guide

Bringing Your Class to the Fort

First-hand encounters with the past inspire students to learn more about our history, while supporting important in-class learning objectives. Field trips where students see, hear, smell and touch life in another century are great ways to instill a life-long love of history in your students. Field trips include an animated guided tour of our centuries-old fortifications and an audience with a soldier who demonstrates the workings of a flintlock musket.




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Reservations and Cost

To reserve your school group tour, call (716) 745-7611 and tell us:

  • The date and time of your anticipated visit
  • Group size and age level
  • School name and contact information (contact person, group leader, address, phone number and email address)
  • Number of classes in your group
  • Special needs

We will send you a confirmation of your field trip reservation.

School group rates are $7.00 per person. One teacher/chaperone admitted free per 10 students. Admission is payable the day of your visit. Call us at (716) 745-7611 for other payment arrangements. The day of your visit, please have one person pay for the entire group.

Things you should know before your visit

  • Please notify us of changes in your arrival time, etc.
  • Reserved groups who fail to arrive without notification are billed for tourguide costs.
  • Have your class dress for the weather
  • Wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For those unable to climb stairs, a virtual tour of the Fort is available on a laptop on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • School groups may eat a bagged lunch on the premises
  • How to find us click here.

Once you are here

  • Restrooms are located in the Visitor Center and next to the French Castle inside the Fort
  • Our Museum Shop offers a full range of publications and souvenirs
  • Please keep your group together and follow the instructions of your docent.

Educational Immersion Programs

Old Fort Niagara offers a variety of hands-on and overnight programs that allow students and scout groups to experience the past. Click on the Education icon at right to explore these programs.