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Old Fort Niagara

102 Morrow Plz, Fort Niagara State Park, Youngstown, NY 14174-1181
+1 716-745-7611
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So exciting - especially if you like French History

I was so excited to see this fort and the buildings included in it. When you walk up to the main... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rhonda C
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memphis
Visit after see the Falls

Happy we stopped here after being in Canada for an overnight winery adventure. Never knew that... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tina B
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Syracuse, New York
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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 14174-1181
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was so excited to see this fort and the buildings included in it. When you walk up to the main building, you can easily see that it was designed and built by the French. We visited on an unusually hot day and had our...More

Thank Rhonda C
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Charlotte C, Owner at Old Fort Niagara, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your awesome review with us, Rhonda! We love reading positive feedback from our new guests and we're happy to hear how much you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for recommending us to others and we hope to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Happy we stopped here after being in Canada for an overnight winery adventure. Never knew that this Fort even existed and I’ve lived in Central NY for over ten years. A must see.

Thank Tina B
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Charlotte C, Owner at Old Fort Niagara, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for stopping by, Tina! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us and we hope you'll visit us again soon.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to learn about history. well worth the drive from Niagara Falls .our tour guide was very knowledgeable and nice. Beautiful place to see, tour the buildings and learn some history. Worth seeing

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Attended during the F&I war encampment in 90+ heat. Battles were well organized and fun to watch. Lots of participants helped to make it realistic. The staff and volunteers for the most part were friendly and helpful. This is a big commitment on the part...More

Thank Nancy M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an interesting history. You walk back in history, a good 300 years, and just imagine what it was like to live in that time span. The museum also has a wonderful display of the history of the Fort. If you love walking through forts,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great place to visit, a lot of walking but you may go at your own pace, got to see um shoot a musket and a cannon, very interesting

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great historic site! The fort is in remarkable condition for its age. The buildings were interesting to see.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent an afternoon here wandering around, it's very interesting. I know very little about the period, so found it worth the time. A young man who was one of the docents was full of information about his musket and the history of the fort,. Parking...More

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Charlotte C, Manager at Old Fort Niagara, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We thank you very much for taking the time to leave a kind review! It means a lot to hear you enjoyed the grounds and the history of our site. We thank you again and wish you all the best!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This historical fort is definitely worth seeing. You can take as much time as you like at each building. There is a lot of walking involved as it is a large open area so it might be a problem if you have mobility issues.

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Charlotte C, Manager at Old Fort Niagara, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're glad you enjoyed your visit, and we hope to see you back real soon. Thank you for the review.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great tour guides, and they let you wonder around on your own too. They have a flag from 1812 on display and many other artifacts.

Thank Lois P
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Charlotte C, Manager at Old Fort Niagara, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're happy you enjoyed your visit, Lois! Thank you for the five stars.

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Response from Kirk D | Reviewed this property |
an hour or all day. It is a beautiful spot and it really depends on what you are looking for in visiting here. They have interactive reenactments through out the day in the summer which were pretty interesting.
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Amy N
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Sorry for the delay in the response but I’m not sure, I didn’t see anyone with dogs when we were there.
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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
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