History is like Frankenstein's monster; all it takes to make it come alive is the right education, a large body of artifacts exhumed from the earth, and an electrical storm. Learn from the past with today's Groupon: for $10, you get admission for two (up to a $20 value) to Old Fort Niagara, located in Youngstown. Admission is free for children under 6.
As a National Historic Landmark, Old Fort Niagara celebrates the Great Lakes' history with original military architecture, educational exhibits, and breathtaking views of Lake Ontario and its surrounding scenery. Guests can don a favorite duster jacket and explore the fort while impersonating French invaders’ pursuit of collectable Beanie Babies. Careen through the Gate of the Five Nations built in 1756 or investigate the mysterious lore of the old powder magazine. Built in 1726, the French Castle is the oldest building at Fort Niagara and exudes protective construction as well as the celestial ambiance created by its legendary headless ghost. The history-laden can stop by the museum shop after the tour, where novelty items, apparel, and souvenirs are traded for American dollars or sugarcanes stuffed with American dollars.
Old Fort Niagara was named an Editors' Pick by AOL Travel. TripAdvisors give Old Fort Niagara an average of 4.5 owl eyes. Five InsiderPagers and three Yelpers give it an average of four stars. More than 2,100 Facebook users like Old Fort Niagara.
- Walk among the desolate old buildings and stone walkways on the windy bluff and you can practically hear the cannons booming. – AOL Travel.
- The fort is beautiful. It offers an educational experience for both children & adults which is very entertaining. The employees were very helpful. The historic actors were well informed, friendly, & very well spoken. – rossycheeksus, TripAdvisor