Fort Niagara in the Civil War

Sun Feb 12th, 2023 - 1 to 4 pm
Celebrate Lincoln's Birthday with special activities at the fort.

Although Fort Niagara was far from the front lines during the American Civil War, the fort nonetheless saw a great deal of activity. Enjoy special tours of the fort and learn what it looked like from 1861-65. Follow the trials and tribulations of the 7th United States Infantry as they travel from New Mexico to Fort Niagara.

Schedule of Activities:

11:00 Rifle and Musket Comparative Demo

12:00 Rifle and Musket Comparative Demo

12:20 Fort Niagara During the Civil War Tour

1:00  The 7th Infantry at Fort Niagara – Visitor Center

2:00  Cannon firing

2:20  Fort Niagara During the Civil War Tour

3:00   Rifle and Musket Comparative Demo

4:00  Rifle and Musket Comparative Demo

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

Memorial Day to June 30, Open 7 Days per week 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

July and August, Open 7 Days per week 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

September 1 - October 15, Open 7 Days per week. 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

Adults:

$20.00

Children (6 to 12 years) 

$12.00

Children (5 and under):

  FREE

 

 

 

 

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Old Fort Niagara is operated by the Old Fort Niagara Association, an independent, not-for-profit organization established in 1927. We do not rely on tax dollars. Instead, the Fort is funded through a combination of admission fees, museum shop sales, and charitable contributions.

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