Virginia Military Institute

Virginia Military Institute
Virginia Military Institute in Lexington Virginia.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Fort Niagara- Niagara Falls New York

Fort Niagara was the second of four forts we would visit on this road trip and we loved each one.

This Fort had a large feel with buildings spread out over a lot of land.  There were staff and rangers available, but we didn't notice the many costumed guides here that we would notice at the other forts.

We also noticed several foreign groups visiting Fort Niagara.  There were literally SEVERAL buses full of non-English speaking tourists around.  Someone we talked to mentioned that this is a nice and close add-on trip for tourists to America coming over to see Niagara Falls.  Also, they appreciate the fort's rich history.

The first Fort built on the site went up in 1678.  It has actually been used a lot, during just about every conflict up through World War II (German prisoners were kept at the location).

More on this later, but Fort George, in Niagara-on-the-Lake Ontario can be seen right across the Niagara River!

There is a great museum at the visitor center here too.  Check out my photos!











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