YOUNGSTOWN – Old Fort Niagara will re-create the events of 1759 Friday through Sunday, during the fort’s 34th annual French and Indian War Encampment, its largest event of the year.
The program features two battle re-enactments each day, 18th century artisans, music, living history programs and other activities.
Hundreds of authentically equipped re-enactors will portray French and British soldiers and Iroquois warriors who took part in the 19-day siege of the fort. The “British” will assault the fort at 3 p.m. daily until the “French” surrender on Sunday afternoon.
A daily 11 a.m. skirmish will demonstrate frontier battle tactics, culminating in a re-enactment of the Battle of La Belle Famille, the main engagement of the 1759 campaign, at 11 a.m. Sunday. Admission is $13; children 5 and under are free.