War of 1812 Grand Encampment

Sat Jul 28th, 2018 to Sun Jul 29th, 2018 - All Day
This year only. The Grand Encampment will be the largest 1812 event yet seen at the Fort.

Among War of 1812 reenactments, one event is selected each year to be designated the “Grand Tactical” — the one event that every War of 1812 reenactor will strive to attend.

As such the War of 1812 Grand Tactical at Old Fort Niagara on July 28-29 is destined to be the largest War of 1812 military reenactment of 2018 — US and British land forces; naval vessels, personnel and artillery; Native allies — from all over the US, Canada and beyond.


The event will feature a full and varied schedule of activities from 9:30 to 5:00 each day, including military and camp life, soldier and sailor skill demos, weapon and uniform demos, daily opposed sides tacticals, a select group of historical vendors selling their wares, Regency country dancing, and a guest speaker Saturday afternoon.

Admission: Adults $13.00, Children 6-12 $9.00, under 6 free.

General Events 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.


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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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