Book a Field Trip

Old Fort Niagara is offering a virtual field trip to the fort. Here are the details:

Programs are delivered via Zoom and consist of a 26-minute video touring the fort, meeting historical characters and experiencing living history programs. After the video, students can ask questions of fort staff in this interactive presentation.

The program is available Monday – Friday from February 1 through May 24, 2021.

Cost is $100.00. This fee can be reimbursed to your school through the New York State Parks Connect Kids program. Click here for more details:

How to register for your class’s program:

  1. Contact Carrie LaFlair-Barber at [email protected] or (716) 745-7611 x. 223
  2. Provide school name and address, your name, phone, email address and number of students. If more than one class, please also provide number of classes (100 person limit). Please provide the date and time you are requesting.
  3. We will email you a confirmation with a link to the program that you can use in the classroom or forward to students working at home. We will also email you a pre-visit teacher’s packet with useful information.
  4. We will send you an invoice for the registration fee for use with Connect Kids.

This program is brought to you by the John Roffo Oishei II Charitable Trust and the Grigg Lewis Foundation.





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.

Hours: The Fort is open year-round from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. School tours are available during these hours.

Reservations: Please make your reservation at least two weeks in advance by calling (716) 745-7611 ext. 223. When you call, please provide the date and time of your proposed visit, group size, grade level, contact information, number of classes and special requests. We will then send you a confirmation.

Rates: School group admission to the Fort is $9.00 per person (unless otherwise listed). One teacher/chaperone per ten students is admitted free. Admission fees are payable the day of your visit. We accept cash, checks and credit cards. To expedite your entrance, please have one person pay for the entire group. Call us at (716) 745-7611 for other payment arrangements.

Financial assistance may be available. Visit In completing the application, please list Old Fort Niagara's address as Post Office Box 169, Youngstown, NY 14174

Things you should know before your visit

  • Please notify us of changes in your arrival time, etc. Programs run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • 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, overnight and outreach programs that allow students and scout groups to experience the past. Click here to find out more-

Hours of Operation

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

Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. 

The fort will be open Christmas week, Monday through Friday, December 26 - 31. 

General Admission



Children (6 to 12 years) 


Children (5 and under):






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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