RIT Big Shot 

Volunteer Sign Up Sheet

The Big Shot photograph is scheduled to be taken soon after sunset, regardless of weather conditions. Volunteers are asked to bring either a flashlight or a camera flash unit, and wear dark clothing. Participants will be separated into lighting teams and positioned by organizers before test photos are taken and the final photo is captured. Complimentary memento prints will be produced for participants. Volunteers should arrive at the fort between 7:30 and 8:00 p.m.

Please use the form below to sign up via email.



Hours of Operation

The Fort is open year round with the exception of New Years Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

  • Jan - June 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • July - Aug - 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sept - Dec - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

General Admission



Children (6 to 12 years old):

$  9.00

Children (5 and under):



Please note: Ticket sales end 30 minutes before closing time.


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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