I had the chance to visit Old Fort Niagara on a recent trip to Buffalo and Niagara USA and had quite the memorable time exploring the well preserved site.
The history may not stretch as far back in time but Old Fort Niagara is kind of place where the past comes to life.
The French built this stronghold as a way to fortify their position in the Niagara region and to protect themselves from the powerful Iroquois native Indian nation.
During the American Revolution, it was a base for Loyalists but was eventually ceded over to the United States at the end of the war.
Visiting Fort Niagara today, there's quite a bit to see as it's been preserved to look like how it was back in the 1700s.
I'm such a history nut that I thoroughly enjoyed exploring the fort and its various buildings. To have a fully restored French colonial castle is also something you rarely get to see.
In The Bakehouse, we also had a chance to hear some stories from actor soldiers about what it was like to be a soldier in the French garrison.