Old Ford Niagara and its collection

Old Ford Niagara

Fort Niagara is a historical site that dates back to the 17th century. It was originally constructed to safeguard the interests of New France in North America. The fort is situated near Youngstown, in the state of New York, on the right bank of the Niagara River, where it flows into Lake Ontario. This location offers visitors a chance to explore a significant part of North American history while enjoying the scenic beauty of the surrounding area.

The Historical Structures of Fort Niagara

The existing structure of Fort Niagara that visitors see today dates back to 1726. However, the history of the fort goes back even further. The first structure, known as Fort Conti, was erected in 1678 by René-Robert Cavelier de La Salle. This historical depth adds to the richness of the visitor experience, offering a glimpse into the lives and times of the people who built and lived in the fort centuries ago.

British Occupation of Fort Niagara

In 1759, Fort Niagara witnessed a significant event in its history. After a siege and the Battle of La Belle Famille, the fort was surrendered to the British. It remained under British control for the next thirty-seven years. This period of British occupation is an important chapter in the fort's history, and visitors can learn about the events and circumstances of this era during their visit.

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Old Ford Niagara
102 Morrow Plaza
NY 14174 Youngstown
New York

Visitor information Old Ford Niagara

Opening hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
10:00 – 16:00
10:00 – 16:00
10:00 – 16:00
10:00 – 16:00
10:00 – 16:00


0 – 5Free
6 – 12US$12.00


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102 Morrow Plaza, Youngstown

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