War of 1812 Encampment

Sat Sep 4th, 2021 to Sun Sep 5th, 2021 - All Day
Living History weekend, tactical demonstrations, period camps

Old Fort Niagara’s Annual War of 1812 Weekend

Fort Niagara’s American Garrison, 1812-1813

September 4-5, 2021 — 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Sponsor: National Society United States Daughters of 1812


Unless otherwise noted, all programs originate from

the Parade Ground, inside Old Fort Niagara

[Schedule details subject to change]


Ongoing Program Activities:

Early 19th Century Soldier Life;

Cooking and Foodways; Laundry; Blacksmithing

Children’s Games;

Natives in the War of 1812

Officers Club open 11:00 - 4:00

Scheduled Program Features:

10:30 Infantry Drill and Firing

11:00 Musket Firing Demo

11:30 Uniforms of the War of 1812 

12:00 Musket Firing Demo

12:30 Regency Women's Fashions

1:00 Musket Firing Demo

1:30 “Hot Shot” Artillery Demonstration

2:00 Musket Firing Demo

2:00 (Saturday only) Lecture in VC Theater — “Seven Days in September, 1814: Turning Point in the War of 1812” by Dr. Richard Barbuto

2:30 Firepower Weapons Program

3:00 Musket Firing Demo

3:30 Tour: Fort Niagara in the War of 1812

3:45 Musket Firing Demo

4:30 All visitors to exit fort

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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