French Heritage Days

Fri Nov 4th, 2022 10 am to Sat Nov 5th, 2022 4 pm
Explore the early French settlement of the Niagara.

Friday's Program is geared to French and Social Studies students.

Saturday's Program is for the general public.

Schedule of Activities (Saturday)

11:00 a.m. Landing of the Voyageur Canoe (photo opportunity)

Noon  Infantry Exercise and Musket Firing Presentation

1:00 p.m. Artillery Firing at the Dauphin Battery (12-pounder cannon)

2:00 p.m. Infantry Exercise for Kids

3:00 p.m. Artillery Firing Demonstration

4:00 p.m. Musket Firing

Ongoing Programs (10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

The Fur Trade

Life in a French Garrison

Religion at the Fort

Women's Attire

Native Allies



Architecture and Fortification






French Explorers of the 17th Century​​​

Watch the Video (in French):

View the Teacher's Kit:




General Events Event

Hours of Operation

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

April 1- June 30, Open Daily 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

July and August, Open Daily 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

September 1 - October 15, Open Daily 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

October 16 - December 31, Open Wednesday through Sunday (Closed Mondays and Tuesdays) 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

The fort will be open daily during Christmas week, December 26 - 31. 

Closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. 


General Admission



Children (6 to 12 years) 


Children (5 and under):






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