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Experience 400 years of military history at Old Fort Niagara this weekend

Step back into time through four centuries of military history this Memorial Day weekend for "Soldiers through the Ages" at Old Fort Niagara in Youngstown.

On Saturday and Sunday, visitors will have a chance to see weapons, vehicles and uniforms and walk through living history camps.

Highlights include a weapons program at 11 a.m. both days, looking at the development of military weapons over a 500-year period, from 1400 to 1970.

At noon, watch soldiers load and fire an 18th century field gun.

At 2:30, listen to military music from the 1770s.

The fort is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, go to oldfortniagara.org.

Tickets are $13 for adults, $9 for children six to 12. Children 5 and under are free.

 

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