Historic Fort Ontario

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Holiday Model Train Display at Fort Ontario

Holiday Model Train Display at Fort Ontario

The Oswego Valley Railroad Association and State Historic Site Fort Ontario will be hosting a Holiday Model Train Display in memory of the late Wally Workmaster who displayed his trains in the 70s at the fort. This is a great opportunity to what the Oswego Valley RR Association has to offer.

The Fort Museum Shop will be open for your Holiday gift shopping!


Sat Dec 8 – 11am to 4pm

Sun Dec 9 – 11am to 4pm

Sat Dec 15 – 11am to 4pm

Sun Dec 16 – 11am to 4pm

Sat Dec 22 – 11am to 4pm

Sun Dec 23 – 11am to 4pm

Then four days in the week after Christmas!

Thurs Dec 27 – 11am to 4pm

Fri Dec 28 – 11am to 4 pm

Sat Dec 29 – 11am to 4pm

Sun Dec 30 – 11am to 4pm

Ghost Reveal and Hunt

Ghost Reveal and Hunt

Pre-sale Only! One night only! Tours start every half hour from 6 pm to 10 pm.

$20 tickets are on sale now.

Not handicapped friendly because of ramps and stairs. For ages 8 and up, only.

Call 315-343-4711 to buy tickets.

Wear sturdy, comfortable shoes, as there are stone steps and grassy slopes.  Dress for the weather (plus a layer for the wind at Fort Ontario!) Bring a flashlight.

First Day Hike

First Day Hike

Friends of Fort Ontario will host a First Day Hike around the Fort Ontario National Register District on Monday, Jan. 1, beginning at 10 a.m. The event is part of a nationwide initiative to encourage all to begin the New Year by rejuvenating and connecting with the outdoors. Cory King, AmeriCorps staffer, will lead the 1-mile family and dog-friendly hike which will proceed at a moderate pace. The free public hike will begin inside the old stone fortification.

The Winter Walk Through History event is part of New York State Park’s statewide First Day Hikes Program and is being conducted in cooperation with Oswego County AmeriCorps and Friends of Fort Ontario.

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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