Overnight Programs


Day and Night in the Fort

The most in depth experience for students at Old Fort Niagara, this program will allow them to live a day in the life of a soldier garrisoned at the fort. After a guided tour of the fort, the students will learn about the use of muskets and artillery, and how to effectively operate both as a team. The fortifications training will teach them how the fort was built, and show them how the skills they learned in the musket and artillery drill can be applied to the defense of a fort. They will help cook their own soldier’s dinner, learn about the clothing and daily lives of people at Fort Niagara, and have plenty of opportunities to unwind with period games. As night falls, we will finish with our “weird tales walk” and a bed time snack. The following morning, participants will receive breakfast and finish up with any activities time did not allow for the previous day.

Participants must be at least seven years of age for their own safety. Three adult leaders must be on hand at all times. This program includes breakfast, (oatmeal with toppings) dinner, (Pork stew) and a pre-bed snack. (apples and hot chocolate) Food can be modified based on dietary needs.

Duration: 1:00 pm - 11:00 am  Cost: $70.00 per person  Maximum 30 persons

Recommended only for ages 8+. Minimum 3 adult leaders needed.


Overnight Visit

For groups who want to experience the life of a soldier by spending a night at Fort Niagara, but can’t arrive in the afternoon, our Overnight program offers the ability to get a taste of living at the fort. Participants will take part in a musket demonstration, in which they will learn the skills practiced every day by the soldiers living at Fort Niagara. They will play the games that kept people entertained on this frontier post, and learn the other non-combat duties that made up a soldier’s day. Before bed, participants can go on our “Weird tales walk” to learn some of the stories and folklore surrounding Old Fort Niagara. The following morning, students will receive breakfast, as well as a guided tour of the fort.

Participants must be at least seven years of age. Three adult leaders (not including Fort Staff) must be on hand at all times. This program includes breakfast (oatmeal with toppings) and a pre-bed snack. (apples and hot chocolate) Food can be modified based on dietary needs.

Duration: 7:00PM-11:00AMCost: $60.00/Student Maximum: 30

 

Hours of Operation

The Fort is open year round with the exception of New Years Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

  • Jan - June 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • July - Aug - 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sept - Dec - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Please note: Ticket sales end 30 minutes before closing time.

 

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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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