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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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History comes alive here

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Old fort Niagara. It's a bit out of the way from the falls, and it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Finally toured this Revolutionary War fort.

It took a long time to get to Fort Niagara, but it was worth it. Excellently preserved... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Albany, 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).
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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102 Morrow Plz, Fort Niagara State Park, Youngstown, NY 14174-1181
+1 716-745-7611
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Old fort Niagara. It's a bit out of the way from the falls, and it was winter, but I can imagine this place is rather busy in summer. Especially with the beautiful park surrounding the fort. The staff was...More

Thank Fawkes66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It took a long time to get to Fort Niagara, but it was worth it. Excellently preserved Revolutionary War era fort commanding the outlet of the Niagara River into Lake Ontario. This location was militarily strategic to the armies of both sides of the Revolution...More

Thank napngs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The old French castle building dating back to early 1700s was well maintained and had interesting displays. Just outside that was a bake house with a couple period dressed guys demoing how they ate and baked. They also had a period dressed guy doing a...More

Thank raybyerley
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This Fort was so great I went back and bought an 1 year Family membership. You Great for Families of all ages, great museum before you go to the Fort itself and has a film and musket display quarter after the hour.

Thank Simon B
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Wow, great place to visit and walk the grounds that were established in the 1700s. Dressed soldier from 1812 was there to present a Musket shoot demonstration. The buildings in the fort were amazing and brought you back to the 19th century! Grounds were so...More

Thank ZiZi2012
Reviewed 2 November 2017

My husband and I really enjoyed walking around the restored fort. Both of us left with a much greater grasp of the history of the area. We were very impressed with the restoration. The self-guided tour was done at our own pace, which made it...More

Thank Linda L
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Having decided on a whim to visit this site I was very pleased with my impulse. The fort is well maintained and not overwhelming to see. All of the vistas onto the river and Lake Ontario are lovely. About 90 to 120 minutes can do...More

Thank savoy555
Reviewed 25 October 2017

I visited a few forts in my time and this one is top notch. While visiting in mid October we didn't run into many tourists so every staff member took time to explain things to us. Loved listening to and watch the young man shot...More

Thank 58Tinlady
Reviewed 23 October 2017

This is a truly interesting place, full of history, amazingly well maintained, and staffed by very friendly and efficient people (many are volunteers). I am not at all interested in history (so why did I go?) but this place is well worth a few hours....More

Thank ExpatPlanters
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

My son and I recently visited here. The 18th Century buildings and grounds are all well-preserved, and some demonstrations are available, such as the musket demonstration. We liked the views of Lake Ontario from the lookout towers, and we were amazed at the primitive living...More

Thank rob77ohio
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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.