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2019 Old Fort Niagara Soldiers of the Revolution

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Experience Revolutionary War New York frontier life at the Old Fort Niagara Soldiers of the Revolution reenactment on August 10-11, 2019 during the American Revolution at Fort Niagara State Park in Youngstown, New York. Activities and demonstrations include period camps, musket and artillery demonstrations, and military skirmishes.

The daily Revolutionary War re-enactment battles will occur behind the Visitor Center where prisoners will be seized and marched into the fort, and visitors will be encouraged to follow the procession. Twice daily, kids of all ages can enlist as rebels or loyalists and fight a mock battle using wooden muskets.

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The Old Fort Niagara Soldiers of the Revolution re-enactment also features a colors ceremony, period music, and 18th century games The event highlights the American Revolution on the New York Frontier and involves Revolutionary War re-enactors from the region.

It’s all part of the Old Fort Niagara summer program. Thanks to generous grants from the John R. Oishei Foundation and the Margaret L. Wendt Foundation over the past six years, the fort employs more historic interpreters than ever before who help visitors better understand the fort’s history and interpret the buildings, clothing, weapons, food, tools, games and other things from specific time periods.

Admission: Adults $13, Children 6-12 $9, under 6 free
Discounts: $12 Adults; $8 Children for Senior Citizens, Military & Vets w/ID, AAA/CAA w/ID, NYS Parks Discovery Pass coupon, Guests of Old Fort Niagara Association Members

Old Fort Niagara Soldiers of the Revolution Mini-Gallery

Tentative Daily Old Fort Niagara Soldiers of the Revolution Schedule:
10:00 am- Formation and Colors Ceremony
10:15 am- Manual Exercise
10:30 am – Special Tour: Fort Niagara in the American Revolution
11:30 am – Recruiting for Kids
Noon – Artillery Firing Demonstration
1:00 pm – Music of the American Revolution
1:30 pm – Garrison Review and Firings
2:00 pm – Battle Reenactment
2:30 pm – Prisoner Ransom
3:00 pm – Recruiting for Kids
3:30 pm – 18th Century Games
4:00, 5:00 & 6:00 pm – Musket Firing Demonstrations10 a.m. – Formation and Colors Ceremony

The Officers Club, just outside the fort’s footprint, will be open during “Soldiers of the Revolution” from 11 a.m to 4 p.m. for tours and access to the World War II display.

About Old Fort Niagara
Old Fort Niagara has dominated the entrance to the Niagara River since 1726. In American hands since 1796, Fort Niagara was recaptured by the British in 1813, and then ceded to the US a second time in 1815 at the end of the War of 1812. Today, visitors can discover an amazing collection of military architecture, including the oldest building in the Great Lakes region: the “French Castle.” The fort is a New York State and National Historic Landmark and hosts several reenactments each year.

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Old Fort Niagara offers a chance to step back in time to an era when great empires struggled for control of North America. Visit original 18th century buildings, enjoy incredible views and take part in exciting living history programs. The Fort’s Visitor Center offers you introductory exhibits filled with original artifacts and an award-winning 16-minute orientation film. Don’t miss the Fort’s original War of 1812 Flag.

Inside the Fort, you’ll tour original buildings where Native American, French, British and American soldiers lived and worked from the 18th to the 20th centuries. During the summer months you’ll witness musket and artillery firing demonstrations, go on a guided tour, see artisans at work and learn about life on the Niagara Frontier during the 18th and early 19th centuries.

If you visit during one of our special events, like the Old Fort Niagara Soldiers of the Revolution, you’ll meet reenactors who faithfully recreate the lives of past Fort garrisons and depict the struggles that led to the birth of the United States and Canada. If you visit during the off season, you’ll enjoy self-guided or audio tours and hourly musket demonstrations in addition to the many exhibits and period rooms throughout the Fort. Why not make plans to visit the Fort today? You’ll experience a unique blend of authenticity and drama that brings history alive.

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Location
Old Fort Niagara – Standing Guard Since 1726
4 Scott Avenue
Youngstown, NY 14174
(716) 745-7611

Old Fort Niagara Soldiers of the Revolution

Mark your calendar today so you won’t miss the Old Fort Niagara Soldiers of the Revolution at Fort Niagara State Park in Youngstown, New York.
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