French and Indian War Encampment

Sat Jul 2nd, 2022 10 am to Mon Jul 4th, 2022 4 pm
The largest event of the year recreates the 1759 siege of Fort Niagara

Experience the Siege of 1759 when British forces captured Fort Niagara from the French after a 19-day siege. This event features large-scale battle reenactments, Native councils, musket and cannon firings, period merchants and artisans. Admission is $18.00 per person. Tickets are available at the door. Discounts are not available during this special event. 

EVENT SCHEDULE

Saturday, July 2

9:00 am – Fort Opens to the Public

10:00 am – Colors Ceremony

11:00 am - Engineering and Artillery Demonstration

11:30 am - Siege Tour

11:30 am – 1:00 pm French and British troops skirmish outside the fort.

1:00 pm – Fife and Drum Performance

2:00 pm – Battle Reenactment

3:00 pm – Musket Demonstration

4:00 pm – Artillery Demonstration

5:00 pm – Fort closes to visitors.

Sunday, July 3

9:00 am – Fort Opens to the Public, Church Call

10:00 am - British/Native Council on the Glacis

11:00 am – Siege Tour

11:00 am – 1:00 pm French and British troops skirmish outside the fort.

1:00 pm – Fife and Drum Performance

2:00 pm – Battle Reenactment

3:00 pm – Presentation: Nursing in the Seven Years War

4:00 pm – Artillery Demonstration

5:00 pm – Fort closes to public.

Monday, July 4

9:00 am – Fort opens to public.

10:00 am – French Native Council

11:30 am – Battle of La Belle Famille

1:00 pm – Fife and Drum Performance

2:00 pm – Artillery and Engineering Demonstration

3:00 pm – Battle Reenactment

3:30 pm – The British Take Control

5:00 pm – Fort closes to the public.

 

General Events Event

Hours of Operation

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

Final ticket sales at 4:45 p.m.

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.

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

Adults:

$17.00

Children (6 to 12 years) 

$12.00

Children (5 and under):

  FREE

 

 

 

 

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