Rebels and Redcoats

Sat Jun 3rd, 2017 10 am to Sun Jun 4th, 2017 4 pm
Special event highlighting the American Revolution.

British and American troops from all of the Northeast, Midwest and Canada converge on Old Fort Niagara to animate Old Fort Niagara as it was during the American Revolution. The event features living history camps, musket and artillery demonstrations and large scale battle reenactments.



Saturday, June 3

9:30 a.m.                    British colors ceremony

10:30 a.m.                  Crown forces organize and depart for raid. The fort's garrison mounts guard.

11:00 a.m.                  Battle demonstration

11:30 a.m.                 Prisoner Negotiation

Noon                         Artillery demonstration

1:00 p.m.                    Rebels and Redcoats uniform program

2:00 p.m.                    Battle demonstration

3:00 p.m.                    Recruiting program (hands-on musket tactical demonstration for kids)

4:00 pm                      Children's games


 Sunday, June 4

10:00 a.m.                  Celebration of the King's Birthday

11:00 a.m.                  American assault on the Gate of Five Nations

Noon                         Weapons demonstration

1:00 pm                      Uniform program

2:00 pm                      Battle for the North Redoubt

3:00 p.m.                    Recruiting program (hands-on musket tactical demonstration for kids)

4:00 p.m.                    Children's games 

Everything is included with regular admission to the fort. Old Fort Niagara Association members are free. The fort's Log Cabin eatery will also be open serving burgers, soup, sandwiches, drinks and ice cream.



General Events Event

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):






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