Old Fort Niagara State Historic Site

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Youngstown, NY 14174- Map It
(716) 745-7611
Save $1 on adult and child admission.

AAA Editor Notes

Old Fort Niagara State Historic Site, adjacent to the Fort Niagara State Park grounds, was begun by the French in 1726. Active under three flags, the fort contains many mounted cannons, a hot shot furnace, a drawbridge and pre-revolution buildings. The site includes the only fortified French castle in the United States; it has been restored and furnished to re-create its stark 18th-century atmosphere. Drills and ceremonies are presented daily July through Labor Day. Re-enactments are held throughout the year. The museum contains exhibits related to the fort's involvement in World Wars I and II, including weapons, military clothing and furniture. A visitors center displays a rare American flag captured by the British at the fort in 1813. Guided tours are available. Picnicking is permitted. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.
$12; $11 (ages 65+); $8 (ages 6-12).
AAA Benefit:
Adult members will save $1 off of adult admission and $1.00 off of child admission.
Hours: Daily 9-7, July-Aug.; 9-5, rest of year. Last admission 30 minutes before closing. Closed Jan. 1, Thanksgiving and Christmas.