The Winter Warriors

Sat Jan 15th, 2022 - 10:30 am to 2:30 pm
Experience a winter garrison in the 18th century.

From November through April, Fort Niagara was cut off from outside supply. Learn how the men and women who garrisoned the fort coped with winter weather without central heating and four-wheel drive. Activities include fire-starting, snowshoeing (weather permitting), games, foodways, shelter building, musket firings and more. 


10:30am: Program Start

                11:00am: Musket Demo

                12:00pm: Musket Demo

                1:00pm: Musket Demo

                1:30pm: NYSP Snowshoe Program

                2:00pm: Skirmish in the Outer works

                2:30pm: Program Ends

Ongoing Demonstrations: 10:30am – 2:30pm

                Cooking – Bakehouse

                Commis – Trade Room

                Native material culture and history – Johnson Room

                Flint and Steel – Boulangerie

                Fishing and Hunting – Boulangerie

                Raiders of New France – Outside Bakehouse 

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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