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Solar Eclipse Day


Old Fort Niagara offers a great view of the western sky in a setting of centuries of history. Join us to observe the solar eclipse. Special programs precede the event from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. These include musket and cannon firings, guided tours of the fort, life of a soldier in the 18th century display, 18th century domestic life display and demonstrations, Native American stories, 18th century military engineering and special science exhibits including telescopes, Cootie Catcher Solar Eclipse, Solar Bead Activity and Solar Eclipse spinning wheel activity presented by Lewiston Porter Schools. 

Food will be available for purchase onsite. The Fort will have a limited number of solar eclipse glasses for sale at the museum shop. 

Old Fort Niagara
  • Fort Niagara State Park
  • Youngstown, NY 14174