Each summer Old For Niagara – located in Youngstown, New York at the mouth of the Niagara River and Lake Ontario – hosts a variety of re-enactments and battles related to the history of the area, but those are times when the weather is warm…and sometimes really hot. But what about the battles that took place in the middle of winter when the ground was covered in several inches of snow?

On February 16, Old For Niagara is holding Winter Woods Battle, featuring a number of activities to demonstrate life in the eighteenth century when the only source of heat was the fire place at the end of the room.

Activities scheduled for the day include a skirmish in the woods outside The Fort walls between French and British troops, a demonstration of winter survival techniques including erecting a shelter, fur trading, winter games, musket demonstrations, and snowshoeing hike If the weather permits.

Old Fort Niagara is open from 9am to 5pm.

Tickets are $13 for adults, $9 for children, and free for children under five and Old Fort members.