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Niagara Falls, USA: Maid of the Mist & Old Fort Niagara Tour

Product ID: 115108
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Visit Old Fort Niagara and relive the history and life of past centuries, including historical reenactments. Learn about Niagara State Park & the formations of the famous Falls as you travel along the Gorge where the Falls started many years ago.
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Duration: 4 - 7 hours
Starting times 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM
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  • Visit the well preserved Old Fort Niagara
  • View historical reenactments of life at the Fort
  • See a original American flag from the 1812 War
  • Tour along Niagara Park & Niagara Gorge
  • Upgrade to include a meal, the "Maid of the Mist" Boat Ride or a Helicopter Ride over the Falls
Full description
Meet at Hard Rock Café to start you tour of the USA side of Niagara Falls. Travel in a 6-passenger luxury van while your local guide drives you along the State Park, passing Rainbow Bridge, Robert Moses Hydro-Electric Power Plant, the Niagara Gorge and the Whirlpool Aero Car on your way to Old Fort Niagara. Your guide will explain about the formation of the 3 different falls which make up Niagara Falls and the energy that is produced from the power of the Falls to help light New York City.

Soon you will arrive at Old Fort Niagara, which takes you back in time to when great empires struggled for control of North America. The fort consists of 18th century buildings where you can enjoy incredible views and take part in exciting living history programs.

This tour includes admission to Old Fort Niagara which features:
- a 16-minute orientation film. 
- an actual original American Flag from the war of 1812.
- Tours of original buildings where Native American, French, British and American soldiers lived and worked from the 18th to the 20th centuries. 
- See artisans at work and learn about life on the Niagara Frontier during the 18th and early 19th centuries.
- During the summer months you'll witness reenactors giving musket and artillery firing demonstrations, playing historical musical instruments, giving laundry or cooking demonstrations etc. (subject to availability) and you can even join a guided tour led by a guide dressed in historically accurate costume. 
- During special events you can also meet additional reenactors who recreate other aspects of the way life was at the fort. 
- In the winter months, you'll enjoy self-guided audio tours of the Fort and hourly musket demonstrations. 

You will then meet back up with your driver/guide at the entrance to the Fort for your guided tour back to the Hard Rock Café. You have the option to upgrade to a meal at Hard Rock Café with Skip-the-Line access. You can also further upgrade to include either the iconic Maid of the Mist Boat Ride or a breathtaking helicopter ride over Niagara Falls.
  • Admission to Old Fort Niagara
  • Guided tour of Niagara State Park from Niagara Falls USA to Old Fort Niagara
  • 16-minute movie at Old Fort Niagara
  • Tour of Old Fort Niagara
  • Reenactments and demonstrations at Old Fort Niagara
What’s Not Included
  • Tour of Horseshoe Falls or American Falls
  • Meal at Hard Rock Cafe (available as upgrade)
  • Maid of the Mist" Boat Ride (available as upgrade)
  • 12-minute Helicopter Ride (available as upgrade)

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Meeting point

Hard Rock Café, 299 Prospect St, Niagara NY

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What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
Know before you go
This tour does not visit the American or Horseshoe Falls.
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Product ID: 115108