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October's "Lantern and Lore Tours" Share the Darker Side of Old Fort Niagara's History

by Charlotte Clark
Wed, Sep 11th 2019 12:00 pm

(September 11, 2019) Youngstown, N.Y. – Old Fort Niagara is ready to share its darker side with visitors during its new “Lantern and Lore Tours” in October. Tickets are now on sale for this seasonal fundraiser, which benefits the fort’s educational programming.


Tour guides, dressed in 18th-century clothing, will lead groups of visitors from Old Fort Niagara’s visitor center into the dark fort while telling stories from its haunted past. Heard about the “ghost in the well”? How about the “hobgoblin” or the “wall of fog”? The tours will fill in the details!


Tours are planned at 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on October 4, 11, 18 and 25. Tickets are $20 per person, available by presale only on a first-come, first-served basis, by calling the fort at (716) 745-7611 during normal business hours (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.).


This event is best suited for adults and children ages 10 and older. Visitors will be provided with lanterns and should wear comfortable walking shoes.


Old Fort Niagara (www.oldfortniagara.org) is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admissions end 30 minutes before closing. Old Fort Niagara is a Registered National Historic Landmark and New York State Historic Site operated by the Old Fort Niagara Association (a not-for-profit organization) in cooperation with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

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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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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