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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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What a great to learn early history and see it as it was in the 18th Century!

We spent 3 hours walking around the Fort and still could have seen more! It is a wonderful place... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Madeline V
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Heber Springs, United States
Lots of great history!

Very interesting place to visit. Knowledgeable staff Great place to visit There are also many... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2018
Ramona L
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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...more
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102 Morrow Plz, Fort Niagara State Park, Youngstown, NY 14174-1181
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+1 716-745-7611
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 3 hours walking around the Fort and still could have seen more! It is a wonderful place to learn our early history and see what it was like back then, Very friendly staff that answered questions and suggested things to see. It is...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Very interesting place to visit. Knowledgeable staff Great place to visit There are also many special events each season.

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Reviewed 22 March 2018

Well worth the visit to Old Fort Niagara. Re-enactors guide you around various locations while narrating the history of the fort. They provide history not only of the fort, but everyday life for the time period. Several times a day the cannon is fired. The...More

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Charlotte C, Manager at Old Fort Niagara, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Maverick, we thank you very much for taking the time to post a kind review about the Fort. It pleases us to read you enjoyed both your tour, and our re-enactors. We thank you and hope you may join us again for one of our...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Hadn't visited OFN since I was a boy. Since we were going to Buffalo for the weekend, thought we'd stop to see the Fort. Weather was cold and rainy, but we were dressed for it, and it made for a special experience. We were the...More

Thank Gregory G
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Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

A wonderfully restored fort on the outlet of the Niagara River into Lake Ontario. Since it was a cold blustery day with snow expected, I had the fort pretty much to myself. They offer various demonstrations at set times during the day, or when you...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

We went to the Fort for 2 days...lots to see. It was a special few days when they had reenactors there to talk, dress and live 1st person as the people in that era would have. Many tents of where set around where they stayed....More

1  Thank Love2Learn2day
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Reviewed 19 January 2018

Fort Niagara was an important frontier stronghold during the colonial era, and played a major role during the War of 1812. The stone French Castle, the largest, oldest, and most impressive structure of the fort, was built by New France in 1726. It's a fascinating...More

1  Thank Dave B
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

wonderful historic site, just totally authentic must see, amazing architecture that is centuries old and maintained with authenticity

1  Thank Dr Debbie H
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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

I never knew how important Niagara was to the history of our nation. Well worth the trip. Kids loved it too!

1  Thank Joseph S
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

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

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PeteandKatie G
30 January 2018|
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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
23 July 2017|
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Response from llombardi73 | Reviewed this property |
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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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
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