Donations to the Old Fort Niagara Association

Old Fort Niagara depends upon generous donors to help us fulfill our mission to preserve this unique, historic site, educate the public about its rich history, and collect objects and documentary materials related to the site and the Niagara region.


Friend of the Fort Campaign - Spring 2018

Due to the unexpected and drastic elimination of the fort’s funding by the Town of Porter for 2018, we will be forced to cut staff that delivers public programs and special events this summer. The loss of $20,000 in grant support from the town places our full schedule of living history programming at risk.  This is why we are looking for 200 people to become a Friend of the Fort by making $100 emergency gifts to our program fund this spring to help save this summer’s programs.

When you become a Friend of the Fort, your name will appear on event programs for our largest events this summer.  We will also acknowledge your support on our website and give you four individual admission passes to use or to share, a value of $48 alone. You can use the passes at one of this season’s major events, or take in our new daily program, “Flintlocks and Council Fires,” which will run during July and August.


Annual Fund

The Annual Fund supports the development and operation of educational programs including daily interpretive programs, special events, school programs, outreach and distance learning programs.

You make Old Fort Niagara better through your stewardship. Please click here for information about this year's Annual Fund. Scroll down a little further to make a donation.

General Contributions

General contributions are always welcome to defray the general operating expenses. Old Fort Niagara receives no general operating support from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation and depends upon admission fees, museum shop sales, membership fees, and donations from its supporters to carry out its programs of preservation and education.

You can make a tax-deductible donation to keep history alive every day at Old Fort Niagara.  Simply donate directly online through our secure servers by clicking here, or mail a check to:

Old Fort Niagara
P.O. Box 169
Youngstown, NY 14174-0169
(716) 745-7611

We will gladly send you a receipt for your very appreciated donation.

Old Fort Niagara is a not-for-profit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Gifts to the Old Fort Niagara Association are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. The Association is a private not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization that operates Old Fort Niagara. A copy of Old Fort Niagara's latest financial report may be obtained from the Association or from the New York State Office of the Attorney General, Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271.


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.

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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