Monday, October 18, 2010

Niagara Falls < Part 4 > Fort Niagara State Park

Say Cheese!!
We had to get at least one family picture! JR set the camera to take multiple pictures to we went a little crazy on a few :O)

This is the last Niagara post. On our 2nd day of our vacation we went to Fort Niagara. It was on Lake Ontario and it was a great little place.

Here is some info about it.....
Standing on a bluff above Lake Ontario not far from Niagara Falls, Old Fort Niagara has dominated the entrance to the Niagara River since 1726. The colorful history of the site began even earlier, and continues to the present day.

The fort played an important role in the struggles of France, Great Britain, and the United States to control the Great Lakes region of North America, and also helped shape the destinies of the Iroquois (Six Nations) peoples and the nation of Canada.

Today Old Fort Niagara is a National Historic Landmark and New York State Historic Site that welcomes more than 100,000 visitors every year. It offers a unique collection of original military architecture and fortifications from the 18th Century and the 19th Century, as well as living history events and programs, historical exhibits and collections, archaeology, and education.

The fort has become one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Niagara area, featuring the oldest buildings in the Great Lakes, spectacular scenery, and exciting special events.

Old Fort Niagara—and additional 20th century U.S. Army buildings in adjacent Fort Niagara State Park—is operated by the not–for–profit Old Fort Niagara Association in cooperation with, and under license from, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, & Historic Preservation. It is almost entirely self–funding, depending largely on admission fees, museum shop sales, memberships, and fundraisers to carry out the Association’s missions of preservation, research, and education.

To learn more about the History of Old Fort Niagara..... click HERE

Lake Ontario

SIL Nikkie

Handsome Husband JR

I was in driftwood heaven! I need to get a glass cylinder to display them.

JR in the Officer room.

Madison and Daddy

Madison and Aunt Nikkie

Uncle Dan


This is a neat little diagram of all the falls I found in one of the shops by the falls.

Later that day we went to a corn maize and little Halloween fair, but my battery was dead. I think all our cameras at this point were dead! The corn maize was fun and we saw some really cute animals.

What a fun family vacation!

1 comment:

Grammie Linda said...

I'm glad you all had fun fun. Your group pictures made me laugh. The falls sounded so beautiful, thanks for taking videos. Amazing how many rainbows are by the falls so pretty....