Soldiers through the Ages

Sat May 26th, 2018 10 am to Sun May 27th, 2018 4 pm
A Military Time Line Explores Niagara's History from Muskets to Missiles.

Join us for a trip through 300 years of military history. Special displays of military vehicles, period camps from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, weapons demonstrations, uniform programs and hands-on activities for families. In commemoration of the centennial of the Battle of Cantigny in World War One, a special program will also be presented in the Fort Niagara Officers Club. 

Schedule of Activities (both days)

In the Officers' Club:

10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Battle of Cantigny Program: commemorating the centennial of this first important victory for U.S. forces during WWI

In the fort:

10:15 a.m. Military Parade and Colors Ceremony

11:00 a.m. Small Arms Demonstration 1645-1945 (Matchlocks to M1s)

Noon Artillery Demonstration

1:00 p.m. Military Uniforms and Weapons of the Flintlock Era

2:00 p.m. Military Uniforms and Weapons of the 19th Century

2:30 p.m. Concert of Military Music

3:00 p.m. Military Uniforms and Weapons of the 20th Century.

3:30 p.m. Small Unit Tactical Demonstration

4:15 p.m. Retreat Ceremony

Ongoing- Military Vehicles, Rations, Living History Camps, Militaria Displays

Admission:  $13.00 for adults,  $9.00 children 6-12, under 6 free, free for members of OFNA

General Events Event

Hours of Operation

September- December, Open Wednesday through Sunday (Closed Mondays and Tuesdays) 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

January through March, Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. (Closed Monday-Thursday) 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m

April- May, Open Wednesday through Sunday. (Closed Mondays and Tuesdays) 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Memorial Day to Labor Day, Open 7 Days per week. 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 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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