Fort Ontario hosts Civil War living history and recruiting weekend

Company A of the 12th U.S. Infantry Regiment will be at Fort Ontario State Historic Site, 1 E. Fourth St., Oswego this weekend to entertain, educate and engage the public as part of a living history demonstration. From 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27 and from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 28, come to the old stone fort to learn about garrison life during the Civil War. Regular admission will be charged. Photo courtesy of Fort Ontario State Historic Site.

OSWEGO – The sights, sounds and smells of garrison life during the Civil War will be come back to life this weekend at Fort Ontario State Historic Site, 1 E. Fourth St., Oswego. Members of the re-created 12th U.S. Infantry Regiment, Company A will conduct living history demonstrations and recruit new members inside the old stone fort from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27 and from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28. Regular admission will be charged.

Fort staff and volunteers will also take part in interpretive activities. They will help children master playing with Civil War era toys and games such as bat and trap, cat and mouse, croquet, cup and ball, hoops and graces, quoits, stilts, and more.

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