Groups on great Northeast Getaway exploring the legendary Niagara Falls area will not want to miss a few hours wandering the grounds of historic landmark Fort Niagara, a fortification originally constructed to protect the interests of New France in North America. Embark on a journey back in time to an era when magnificent empires struggled for control of North America. Marvel at the Fort’s original War of 1812 flag, revel in breathtaking panoramic views and wonderful 18th century architecture, participate in fascinating living history programs, view an award-winning orientation film and peruse introductory exhibits filled with original artifacts. Tour original buildings where Native American, French, British and American soldiers lived and worked from the 18th to the 20th centuries and witness thrilling musket and artillery firing demonstrations; watch skilled artisans at work and gain a little insight into life on the rugged Niagara Frontier. You’ll meet truly talented re-enactors who faithfully recreate the lives of past Fort garrisons, carefully depicting the trials and tribulations that led to the birth of the United States and Canada.