Fall Frontier Days

Sessions for this event:

Session 1:
Thu Oct 5th, 2023 10:00 am - Thu Oct 5th, 2023 1:00 pm

Session 2:
Fri Oct 6th, 2023 10:00 am - Fri Oct 6th, 2023 1:00 pm

Session 3:
Thu Oct 12th, 2023 10:00 am - Thu Oct 12th, 2023 1:00 pm

Session 4:
Fri Oct 13th, 2023 10:00 am - Fri Oct 13th, 2023 1:00 pm

Session 5:
Thu Oct 19th, 2023 10:00 am - Thu Oct 19th, 2023 1:00 pm

Session 6:
Fri Oct 20th, 2023 10:00 am - Fri Oct 20th, 2023 1:00 pm

Session 7:
Thu Oct 26th, 2023 10:00 am - Thu Oct 26th, 2023 1:00 pm

Session 8:
Fri Oct 27th, 2023 10:00 am - Fri Oct 27th, 2023 1:00 pm

This school program introduces students to daily life on the Niagara Frontier during the18th and early 19th centuries

This educational program explores the early Native American, French, British and American history of the Niagara Region. Topics include Haudenoaunee history and culture, guard a fort, musket and cannon firings, historic clothing, women's roles at a military fort and more. Register your class by contacting Marlene Wessel at 716-745-7611 x 223 or via email at [email protected]

Admission for this special program is $15.00 per person (teachers are free). Your school may be eligible for a grant from Ladders to the Outdoors that covers admission and transportation costs. Here is how-

1. Book your tour with Old Fort Niagara (see above)

2. Apply to Ladders to the Outdoors https://parks.ny.gov/environment/ladders-to-the-outdoors.aspx

3. If accepted, you will receive a confirmation code from Ladders to the Outdoors.

4. Bring the confirmation when you visit the fort and present it at the admissions desk.


Engineering: How to Lay Out a Fort.

The Chemistry of Gunpowder

The Physics of Artillery

The Story of Elizabeth Gilbert

Join the Guard

The Fur Trade on the Great Lakes

18th Century Laundry

Musket Firing Demonstration

Learn the Manual Exercise (Drill)

Become a Voyaguer

Native Dance and Song

An Artillery Firing at 12:15 p.m. will conclude the formal program. 

General Events Event

Hours of Operation

January 13 through March, Open Wednesday-Sunday  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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