Patriots Day Weekend
Patriot's Day weekend commemorates the opening of the American Revolution on April 19, 1775. Join Crown and Rebel forces for two days of living history programming, battle demonstrations, storytelling and ceremonies honoring veterans.
Activities take place from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day.
There is no extra charge for this event, but general admission tickets are required. Members of the Old Fort Niagara Association are free.
Schedule of Activities:
10:00 a.m. Assembly
11:00 a.m. Recruiting Demonstration (kids and parents sign up with the Rebels or Loyalists).
12 Noon Storytelling
1:00 p.m. Clothing of the American Revolution
2:00 p.m. Honor Ceremony (Saturday), Patriots' Day Honors (Sunday). Musket firing both days.
All U.S. veterans with proper ID will receive FREE ADMISSION for the event.
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.