Special Tour: Hidden African-American History at Old Fort Niagara

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Old Fort Niagara presents a special walking tour that illuminates the hidden African American history of the fort. Tour participants will learn about slavery in New France, hear the story of Richard Pierpoint, a black loyalist during the American Revolution, discover new information on the 24th Infantry Regiment that was posted at Fort Niagara in 1908-9 and conclude with a look at the life of Hubert Crawford, the African American artist who painted the mural “Lions of Cantigny” at the Fort Niagara Officers Club. 

The tour will leave from the Visitor Center at 2 p.m. and will end at 3:30 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes or boots and dress for the weather.