American Revolution Reenactment
Venue: Old Fort Niagara
Address: 2 Scott Ave.
City: Niagara, NY 14174 USA
Price: $8.00 - $12.00
Category: Family, Special events
Brief-description: Family-friendly, interactive living history event about the Battles of Lexington and Concord.
Event url: oldfortniagara.org.
Price text: Free for U.S. military with ID.
About: This family-friendly event launches Old Fort Niagara's reenactment season with a salute to veterans and patriotism. Learn about the Battles of Lexington and Concord that began April 19, 1775, and started the American Revolution. Roll play as a "rebel" or "loyalist" and join a mock army with reenactors leading the charge. Reenactors will also present musket-firing and clothing demonstrations, 18th century military drills and be available to meet with visitors and answer questions. The daily schedule follows: 10 a.m. Assemble - re-enactors will gather on the parade grounds 11 a.m. Recruiting Demonstration - kids and parents are invited to "enlist" as Rebels or Loyalists 12 p.m. Storytelling about the Battles of Lexington and Concord that started the American Revolution 1 p.m. Clothing Demonstration 2 p.m. Saturday: Patriots Day Ceremony; and Musket Firing 2 p.m. Sunday: Patriots Day Honors; and Musket Firing Additionally, guided tours of Old Fort Niagara will be available Saturday and Sunday. The cost to attend these events is regular admission to the fort ($12/adult, $8/child ages 6-12, free/children 5 and under) and is free to members of Old Fort Niagara. Veterans and active military service people will be admitted free with proper ID.