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Re-Enactment War of 1812 Encampment This Weekend at Old Fort Niagara

by ccrane
Tue, Aug 30th 2016 04:00 pm

 Experience the War of 1812 at Old Fort Niagara over the Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day weekend. Admissions begin daily at 9 a.m. This event is family friendly.

Things to see and do: daily battle re-enactments at 2 p.m.; kids' games and recruiting programs; a display of surgical instruments; military music; artillery firings; and soldier's life activities. About 150 re-enactors from New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia and Ontario will participate to help recreate history for visitors. The full schedule follows:

War of 1812 Encampment Schedule for September 3 and 4

9:00 a.m.        Fort Opens

10:00 a.m.      Flag Raising

10:15 a.m.      Manual Exercise — Troops Marching, Maneuvering

11:00 a.m.      Uniforms of the War of 1812

12:00 p.m.      Artillery Demonstration

1:00 p.m.        Concert of Military Music

2:00 p.m.        Battle Re-Enactment

3:00 p.m.        Kids Program: Recruiting (Saturday); Games (Sunday)

4:00 p.m.        Artillery Demonstration (Saturday); Musket Demo (Sunday)

(The following on Saturday only)

5:00 p.m.        Musket Demonstration

6:00 p.m.        Guided Tour: Fort Niagara in the War of 1812

6:15 p.m.        Regency English Country Dancing

7:15 p.m.        Music Concert by the Mackenzie Highlanders' Pipes and Drums

8:00 p.m.        Reenactment of the Capture of Fort Niagara


The Officers' Club, just outside the fort's footprint, will be open from 11 a.m to 4 p.m. for tours and access to the World War II display. The Lighthouse will also be open from noon to 3 p.m.


Admission to the fort is $12 per adult, $8 per child (ages 6-12) and free for children 5 and under. Members of Old Fort Niagara are admitted free. Group discounts are available. Please refer to "Visitor Information" section of our website for details.

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