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Old Fort Erie

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Address: 350 Lakeshore Road, Fort Erie, Ontario L2E 6T2, Canada
Phone Number: +1 877 642 7275
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Great Historical Site

This is an overlooked gem in Fort Erie. The interpreters were very informative and entertaining . There is a welcome center with fascinating artifacts and information. Regular... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is an overlooked gem in Fort Erie. The interpreters were very informative and entertaining . There is a welcome center with fascinating artifacts and information. Regular guided tours add to the experience. There are cannon and mortar firings as well as musket demonstrations.

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Wabash, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I thought this was going to be an old fort to look through. It was that, but so much more. The tour guides were some of the best I have ever had. Our main tour guide had a vast knowledge of the fort and the battles that occurred there.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We really enjoyed our time here. Learn about the War of 1812, not just from a textbook, but from excellent guides in period costumes that explain the war from every outlook - Canadian, US, First Nation, and all. This historical site is well preserved, and there are great demonstrations done throughout the day - cannon & muscat firing, etc.

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Luvtravels33
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Unfortunately, we arrived as the last tour (and a thunderstorm) was starting. We enjoyed the video and museum area, and it looks like the grounds would be great to tour.

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montreal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

history !!! we were the in july 2015 ... it is nice you have a movie at the beginning which explain everything and you have also some reacting part...

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The Woodlands, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We come here every year, especially for the battle re-enactments whch are fabulous! The Fort itself is very well preserved and additions such as a gift shop, welcome centre, snack bar and building up the fort area to be more authentic add to the area. You have to pay for admission, even to just look around the grounds, which used... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I like having the period tour guides telling the history and explaining the fort and battle information. The fort is not large and easy to move around in.

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Hillsboro, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Nice stop while road tripping in Niagara Falls area. Travelled with 3 children: 4,8,11. Everyone enjoyed the tour and learned some history as well. Particularly enjoyed the shortbread cookies baked in the fire oven and the firing of the black powder guns. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable.

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Welland, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Old Fort Erie is great and has a new building. They still tell Ghost stories about the Fort and is great for the kids to learn. It's very interesting to take a tour.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Old Fort Erie is a recreated fort from the war of 1812 where the US held the fort and the British tried to siege it. First the staff is in period appropriate costume and will answer any questions you have. Knowledgeable and friendly each one was. You start off in the visitor center that has a cafeteria with basic offerings.... More 

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