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Fort Ontario Post Cemetery Lantern Tours


Lantern light tours include the history, myths, and legends of the 77 people buried in the Post Cemetery from the French and Indian War to World War II. Corey King also discusses the headstones and earlier graveyards at the fort. Popular and well-known post cemetery residents such as Basil Dunbar and George Fykes are included on the tours, as well as others who met their end in battle, murder, disease, drowning, accident, and suicide or by natural and other causes. Advanced reservations are required. Call or stop in at the museum gift shop inside the old stone fort for tickets. Proceeds benefit activities and programs of the not-for-profit Friends of Fort Ontario. Participants are encouraged to bring flashlights and dress for colder and windier conditions along the lakeshore.

Fort Ontario State Historic Site
  • 1 E Fourth St
  • Oswego, NY 13126