Re-Enactment War of 1812 Encampment This Weekend at Old Fort Niagaraby ccrane
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.