Old Fort Niagara - Lincoln's Birthday Discount!

Old Fort Niagara Offers Special Discounts for Lincoln’s Birthday
Local residents can celebrate Abraham Lincoln’s birthday on February 12 by enjoying deeply discounted admission to Old Fort Niagara. The fort will be offering an admission ticket to anyone paying with a $5.00 bill (cash only). Regular admission is $17.00 for adults and $12.00 for children. 

“This is a great way for local families to enjoy the fort at a modest cost,” said Robert Emerson, Executive Director of Old Fort Niagara. “We will be offering special programs on Lincoln’s Birthday focused on the Civil War, when he was President.”

At the beginning of the Civil War, Fort Niagara was garrisoned by elements of the Seventh United States Infantry Regiment. This unit was captured by Confederates in New Mexico in July of 1861 and sent to northern border posts on parole the following winter. Later, the Union strengthened Fort Niagara by adding massive brick walls that remain a prominent feature of the fort today. 

Abraham Lincoln’s portrait graces the United States Five Dollar bill. Visitors who bring one for each member of their party can purchase fort tickets for a fraction of the regular cost, while enjoying special programs about local history during Lincoln’s time.  
Contact: Robert Emerson 716-745-7611 x 228; remerson@oldfortniagara.org