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Tavern Nights Will be March 1 & 8, 2014

by remerson

An evening of fun in an 18th century tavern

Fri, Jan 31st 2014 03:00 pm

Old Fort Niagara will host its annual Tavern Nights on Saturday evenings, March 1 and 8 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. at the Fort Niagara Officers Club. The event offers tavern-goers a chance to step back into an 18th century tavern, complete with live period music, savory food and beverages and a host of rowdy historical characters.

Eighteenth century taverns were social centers that attracted a wide variety of people. Tavern Nights are no different, offering patrons a chance to rub elbows with pettifogging politicians, card sharks, British Army recruiters and women of questionable virtue. During the evening, guests will have the chance to play an 18th century game, sing period songs, bid on an indentured servant and help track down a ring of counterfeiters. There might even be a fight to two.

Tickets for Tavern Nights are priced at $30.00 per person and must be purchased in advance by calling (716) 745-7611 Monday through Saturday. Proceeds benefit Old Fort Niagara's educational programming.  

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



Children (6 to 12 years) 


Children (5 and under):






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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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