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Old Fort Niagara

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Resource:Old Fort Niagara
Provider:Old Fort Niagara
Summary:Age Range: All (All grades; children with parental supervision). Take a virtual field trip to Old Fort Niagara in Youngstown, New York at the mouth of the Niagara River.
Description:(Please note that this tour requires Adobe Flash to run. Due to issues with Chrome/Flash compatibility, we used the Firefox browser to review this site.)

After arriving at today's link and allowing Flash to run, the tour automatically loads. Use your mouse to navigate the fort grounds and to locate hotspots indicated with down arrows. Click the rotating tour to stop the screen and zoom in on locations. When a hotspot is selected, a new window opens with information about the location as well as any available shortcut links to specific locations. Close the new window and you will find the hotspot location has opened a new tour or interactive map to that location. Within the mini-tours, there are informational locations found randomly when moving your mouse over an object in the exhibit. Select the signs icon in the upper left-hand corner of the tour to reveal the Old Fort Niagara map. Select any yellow dot on the map to find a location.

Hotspot destinations include:
  • French Castle includes views of the Commandant's quarters, Jesuit Chapel, Soldier's Barracks, trade room, and officer's mess

  • Bake House Explore the workspace for the fort baker.

  • The River Defenses view of the river from cannon station

  • Powder Magazine Discover the storage space for ammunition and gun powder.

  • North Redoubt Examine the British 1770's addition to Fort Niagara's defenses.

  • The Earthworks Check out the landward side form of defense for the fort.
When you have finished your tour, check out the other educational materials available at the site using the links at the top of the page:
  • History Read about the 300-year history of the fort as well as read a featured article focused on a specific historical event at the fort.

  • Education Select the Pre-Visit Materials link in the drop-down menu to download Old Fort Niagara's colorful PDF booklet "Flintlocks & Council Fires" that includes history, activities, and links to videos.

  • Gallery See "Static Images" of re-enactments, buildings, and more as well as find a link to the Old Fort Niagara Association's YouTube page of videos.
Enjoy your tour!
Contributed by:ClickSchooling ©Copyright 2018, All Rights Reserved, ClickSchooling
C A T E G O R I E S
Orientation:General
Subjects:Social Studies
Teaching Methods:Virtual Tour
I N T E N D E D   F O R:
Ages:3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18
Grades:Pre-K,K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12
F O R   M O R E   I N F O R M A T I O N
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