Historic Fort Ontario

Lake Ontario History

Revolutionary War Reenactment

Revolutionary War Reenactment

Revolutionary War Reenactment Troops from around the country assemble at Fort Ontario for a weekend of living history.

18th century games, musketry, cooking, colonial crafts, antique muskets and artillery, camp life and demonstrations.

Plus scheduled battles!

Fort Ontario Conference on History and Archeology

Fort Ontario Conference on History and Archeology

“Reflections on the Great War, 1914-1918” is this year’s theme for the Fort Ontario Conference on History and Archeology. Most of the presentations will center on World War I, but there is a variety of topics.

Saturday Speakers

  • Paul Lear – Fort Ontario in the War of 1917
  • George A. Bray III – Bradstreet’s 1758 Raid on Fort Frontenac
  • Rene Chartrand –  Canadian Army Uniforms and Equipment 1914-1918
  • Timothy J. Abel, PhD – Lake Ontario’s Forgotten War of 1812 Naval Shipyard
  • Brian Leigh Dunnigan – Historic Links in the Waterways of the Early Great Lakes
  • Dianne Graves – John McCrae, The Armistice and the Remembrance Poppy
  • Donald E. Graves – The Daily Life of the Canadian Soldier on the Western Front, 1915-1918, and Those Who Waited at Home for Him

Sunday’s Bus Tour will take guests to sites of the War of 1812: Oswego, Great Sandy and the Great Cable Carry route.

Pre-registration and payment required

  • Saturday 4/21 registration, including lunch and breaks – $35
  • Sunday 4/22 Bus tour including lunch – $35
  • Both Days – $60

To register, call the fort at 315-343-4711.

Or Register Online here

Fort Ontario History and Archaeology Conference

Fort Ontario History and Archaeology Conference

Fort Ontario will once again host renown international historians at the Fort Ontario History and Archaeology Conference to be held at the Great Lakes Event and Conference Center in Oswego April 21-22. Sunday’s event is a bus tour of the War of 1812 battle sites along Lake Ontario.

Look here for more information as the speaker list is confirmed and arrangements are finalized.

Lecture on Fort Ontario Emergency Refugee Center

Lecture on Fort Ontario Emergency Refugee Center

Paul Lear, Site Supervisor of Fort Ontario Historic Site, will give a talk on the Fort Ontario Emergency Refugee Shelter in WWII on the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust.  It will be held at the Quality Inn & Suites Riverside, 70 E. First St.

Fort Ontario Post Cemetery Wreaths

Fort Ontario Post Cemetery Wreaths

Create and lay wreaths at the Post Cemetery to honor the soldiers, women and children interred there. Show that they are not forgotten this holiday season!.

Dec 16, 2017

Assemble in the Enlisted Men’s Barracks at 10:00 am to make wreaths.

Laying of the wreaths at the Post cemetery will be at 2:00 pm.

This event is created and coordinated by Corey King, Americorps staff.

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