Old Fort Niagara Association, Inc.
Contact Address Information:
P.O. Box 169
The height of the lighthouse was increased by 11 feet in 1900. The lighthouse was increasingly obscured by trees; it was deactivated and replaced by a modern beacon in 1993. It is leased to the Old Fort Niagara Association.
Tower Height: 61
Height of Focal Plane: 91
Description of Tower: Unpainted octagonal limestone tower, with black cast iron lantern.
This light is not operational
1782: Tower on fort; 1823: new wooden tower on fort.
Date Established: 1782
Date Present Tower Built: 1872
Date Deactivated: 1993
Optics: 1859: Fourth order Fresnel lens, still in place.
Current Use: Museum.
Open To Public? Yes
Fort Niagara is open from mid-April to Labor Day. The lighthouse is open on weekends only in June, and daily July 1 to Labor Day. There is a museum and gift shop in the keeper's house.
From Niagara Falls, NY, follow the Robert Moses Parkway North. From the NY State Thruway, take Exit 50 and follow I-290 West to I-190. Take I-190 North to Exit 25B and follow the Robert Moses Parkway North to the park entrance.
Keepers: Edward Giddings (1823-c. 1831).