War of 1812 Encampment

Sat Sep 3rd, 2022 10 am to Sun Sep 4th, 2022 4 pm
Learn about Fort Niagara's role in the War of 1812

Learn about life for Fort Niagara's American garrisons during 1812 and 1813. Musket and cannon firings, living history camps, tactical demonstrations.

Old Fort Niagara’s Annual War of 1812 Weekend— September 3-4, 2022 — 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 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.]

SATURDAY:

Ongoing Program Activities:

Early 19th Century Soldier Life; Natives in the War of 1812; Blacksmithing; Silversmithing; Laundry; Cooking and Foodways;

 

Scheduled Program Features:

10:30 Infantry Drill and Firing

11:00 Artillery Firing Demonstration

11:30 Uniforms of the War of 1812

12:00 Musket Firing Demonstration

12:30 Regency Women’s Fashions

1:00 Musket Firing Demonstration

1:30 “Hot Shot” Artillery Demonstration

2:00 Musket Firing Demonstration

2:00 Lecture, Visitor Center Theater — “The Battle of New Orleans, January 8, 1815” by Richard V. Barbuto, Ph.D.

3:00 Musket Firing Demonstration

3:30 “Firepower” Weapons Program

5:00 Musket Firing Demonstration

5:45 All visitors to exit fort

 

 

SUNDAY:

Ongoing Program Activities:

Early 19th Century Soldier Life; Natives in the War of 1812; Blacksmithing; Silversmithing; Laundry; Cooking and Foodways

 

Scheduled Program Features:

10:30 Infantry Drill and Firing

11:00 Artillery Firing Demonstration

11:30 Uniforms of the War of 1812

12:00 Musket Firing Demonstration

12:30 Regency Women’s Fashions

1:00 Musket Firing Demonstration

1:30 “Hot Shot” Artillery Demonstration

2:00 Musket Firing Demonstration

2:30 “Firepower” Weapons Program

3:15 Tour: Fort Niagara in the War of 1812

4:00 Musket Firing Demonstration

5:00 Musket Firing Demonstration

5:45 All visitors to exit fort

Also- the Fort Niagara Officers Club will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. both days. Learn more about Fort Niagara's 20th century history!

 

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

Adults:

$17.00

Children (6 to 12 years) 

$12.00

Children (5 and under):

  FREE

 

 

 

 

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