The Castle by Candlelight

Old Fort Niagara
102 Morrow Plaza
PO Box 169
Youngstown, NY 14174

December 9, 2023
Recurring weekly on Saturday

From: 6:30 PM and 8:30 PM


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Tour Old Fort Niagara and the French Castle, lit entirely by candles. Enjoy holiday decorations, meet historical characters and witness the firing of the grand feu de joie.

Old Fort Niagara assumes a particularly festive air during the holiday season. Special activities kick off on Saturday evenings, as the Fort presents The Castle by Candlelight, a tour of the Great Lakes’ oldest building illuminated entirely by candles. Visitors to the event will also enjoy handmade natural decorations. Throughout the Fort, visitors will encounter members of the Fort’s 18th century garrison demonstrating everything from quill pens to fur trading to traditional games of skill. During the evening the garrison turns out to perform a grand feu de joie (firing of joy), a rolling fire of muskets and cannons.