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Old Fort Niagara

102 Morrow Plz, Fort Niagara State Park, Youngstown, NY 14174
+1 716-745-7611
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Old Fort Niagara is a living history site within close driving distance of Niagara Falls (both NY and Ontario) and Buffalo, NY, featuring original 18th-century stone buildings, built by the French and British, and daily interpretive programming that spans its three centuries of history. Open daily at 9 a.m. with ticket sales ending at 4:30 pm (ticket sales end at 6:30 pm in July and August).
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102 Morrow Plz, Fort Niagara State Park, Youngstown, NY 14174
+1 716-745-7611
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We took my mother in law with us as she nor us have been to the fort. It was so interesting and the host was very informative. We thoroughly enjoyed touring the Fort and the demonstration of the gun was excellent . We loved everything...More

Thank Jane W
Reviewed yesterday

This was an interesting and educational day trip. We saw the film explaining the history and then listened to a very knowlegdeable tour guide. We saw and heard British soldier reinactors shoot off mortar, and walked through amazing restored buildings. Well worth the time and...More

Thank kfh17728
Reviewed 3 days ago

A 350 year old French fort, reigned and rebuilt by three nations. How often do you get to see such a building! I would strongly advise to reserve a few hours to go visit the Old Fort on a visit to Niagara Falls. There's a...More

Thank Ritika181
Reviewed 4 days ago

We really enjoyed our guided tour and visit to the fort. This fort is different from all the others we've visited. It's much more interactive, all of the buildings and floors are open and they have demonstrations. While we were there we saw mortar fire...More

Thank tjahelka
Reviewed 6 days ago

When in the Youngstown, NY, area, be sure to include a tour of old Fort Niagara, located at the mouth of the Niagara River on Lake Ontario. It was originally built in 1726 to protect French interests in North America. Because the Native Americans would...More

Thank HRTravelers
Reviewed 6 days ago

We saw this fort from Niagara-On-The-Lake and from the Niagara Belle cruise. We did not visit, though I plan to in the future. However, I thought that I might contribute photos that would be different than most on this site.

Thank RandyRoss
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came for the re-enactment over Labor Day weekend. Excellent views of Lake Superior and Toronto as the lights awoke over the bay at twilight. The fort's history was excellent. It would have been nicer to have been able to go on a tour but actors...More

Thank SandiePembrook
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here and took a self tour (we didn't want to wait for the next guided tour). Even on our own however we learned a lot of interesting things about the history of the fort. Saw some beautiful views of Lake Ontario and got...More

Thank Valerie D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went here with a friend and we had a fantastic time! The tour guide helped set the scene between the museum building and the historic fort, the historical interpreters were both informative and personable, and the day was lovely. This was an amazing way...More

Thank rddeverell87
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its a small fort that held against enemy troops. Their are soldiers in dress who fire from their old rifles and make it interesting. The lake also provides a view of Toronto city on the other side of Lake Ontario.

Thank soodmanu
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Amy N
23 July 2017|
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Response from feldmaam | Reviewed this property |
In the park I would think so. I didn't see any near the museum, but as others have mentioned, it's best to contact them. I can't imagine a problem if the dog is not loode.
Pat N
7 May 2016|
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I work at the fort and the uneven cobblestones have been replaced with smooth cement. It is much easier now for those in wheelchairs or those having difficulty walking. There is only a very small area (about 10 steps worth... More
Tina C
5 July 2015|
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Response from Chiranjib_Mazumdar | Reviewed this property |
20-30 minutes by car depending on traffic.