Ft. Niagara is located a few miles east of Niagara Falls. It is located on the American side of the Niagara River and played a role in American since colonial times when it was first constructed by the French and then captured by the British during the French and Indian War and later by Americans during the American Revolution. It also saw action in the War of 1812 and part of it remained in service as a U.S. military installation until the Cold War of the 1950s and 1960s. Today it is a major historic site and popular tourist attraction.
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