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The American Revolution on the Niagara Frontier

This area was a hotbed of historical activity and now you can see how it was to live during The American Revolution. Join in the festivities of The American Revolution on the Niagara Frontier, re-enacted August 5 and 6.

Per Niagara Frontier Publications, the cost to attend the event is regular admission to the fort ($12/adult, $8/child ages 6-12, free/children 5 and under) and is free to members of the Old Fort Niagara Association.

 

“Soldiers of the Revolution” Schedule for August 5 and 6

10:00 a.m.   Morning Formation and Flag Raising

10:30 a.m.   Musket Demonstration (Saturday only)

11:00 a.m.   Who’s Who on the New York Frontier

Noon           Artillery Demonstration

1:00 p.m.    Rifle vs. Musket Demonstration

1:30 p.m.   Military Music

2:00 p.m.   Battle Demonstration

2:30 p.m.    Prisoner Ransom

3:00 p.m.    Recruiting Demonstration for Kids

3:30 p.m.    18th Century Games

4:15 p.m.    Musket Demonstration

5:15 p.m.     Musket Demonstration

6:00 p.m.    Musket Demonstration

The Officers’ Club 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. The lighthouse will also be open from noon to 3 p.m.

PHOTOS CAPTIONS: SOR Brit Camp WP.jpg (photo by Wayne Peters)

Visitors will encounter British and American camps and re-enactors at Old Fort Niagara’s “Soldiers of the Revolution,” August 5 and 6. A British camp is shown here.

SOR Trade WP.jpg (photo by Wayne Peters)

Native allies were critical to British success on the New York Frontier during the American Revolution. At “Soldiers of the Revolution,” Natives trade with British officers during prisoner negotiations.

SOR Battle Demo WP.jpg (photo by Wayne Peters) At 2 p.m. on August 5 and 6, battle demonstrations will happen at Old Fort Niagara portraying those that happened across the Niagara Frontier during the American Revolution.

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