Dear Friend,
We hope this message finds you and your loved ones well during this unusual time in our lives.

If you’ve wondered how Old Fort Niagara has been doing during the pandemic, it’s been tough. From March 20 through July 2, our doors were closed in the interest of public health. After reopening on July 3, we are limited to 25% capacity. Like other museums and historic sites right now, our resources are dwindling. It’s been tough, but we are doing our best to keep operations running smoothly in the spirit of the fort’s 300-year history of defending itself. And we could certainly use your help!

Would you please help Old Fort Niagara with a donation today? Your gift would be matched by David Rogers, a long-serving member of our board of directors, who has put forward a gift of $125,000 in matching funds.

Every. Little. Bit. Helps. We know times are tough for everyone right now, but every little bit helps. Truly.

Your generosity today, no matter the amount, would help us greatly. You would help keep the Old Fort Niagara Association self-sufficient; You would aid us in carrying out our mission to preserve and protect the 18th-century site and our unique artifacts. You would keep us going for another century!

As you know, Old Fort Niagara is located in Fort Niagara State Park. But did you know that we operate independently and without subsidies from New York State? During these tough times, when revenues from visitors’ admissions and museum shop sales have been drastically reduced, your generosity is even more important. In fact, it’s critical to our future.

Please respond to our request today by clicking the donate button. You can also donate by phone by calling (716) 745-7611. Thank you!

P.S. Check out our events page for a variety of daily programs!

Hours of Operation

The Fort is open year round with the exception of New Years Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Hours are 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

January through March, Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. (Closed Monday-Thursday)

April- May, Open Wednesday through Sunday. (Closed Mondays and Tuesdays)

Memorial Day to Labor Day, Open 7 Days per week.

September-November, Open Wednesday through Sunday (Closed Mondays and Tuesdays)

December 2021, Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. 

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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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