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Old Fort Erie

350 Lakeshore Road, Fort Erie, Ontario L2E 6T2, Canada
+1 877 642 7275
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Ranked #1 of 18 Attractions in Fort Erie
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Halifax, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Pros: Excellent museum part, nicely restored buildings, close to USA border Cons: Small, not as good as Fort George (see my review) This was our last stop in our visit to the Toronto/Niagara area. Having visited Fort George earlier in the week, we were excited to visit another historic site. When you enter the park, you begin your visit to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Though not as immersive as Fort George, Fort Erie is more intact (most of Fort George is restored rather than original). Like most of the other reviewers mentioned, there is a short but informative musket demonstration and a film that sets the stage for your tour of the structure itself. You get a real sense of what life in the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The tour is short but pretty imformative with a nice tour guy. The short video at first gave you a breif overview of the battle and the war. The musket demonstration is awesome !!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Our tour started in the museum building with a short historical film about the War of 1812. The tour was led by a guide in period costume through the grounds, which have been restored. On entering the old Fort we observed a live canon firing, followed by a tour of the buildings and we finished with live musket firing. The... More

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Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We visited Fort Erie to see the reenactment for the 200th anniversary in August. It was very well done. Loads of people in period costumes, very impressive. Lots of guns and canons firing, smoke and noise on the battle field. Nice park area too for the soldiers tents. It was a good day..

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Had a great afternoon here - a really well-presented museum leads into the fort itself. Costumed interpreters really made me feel like I was living in the early 1800s - including the food and drink they prepared and we were able to taste! The highlight was the firing of the cannon - brilliant!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Perhaps, this should replace Niagara's Fury on the Adventure pass ! The tour was short and sweet. But, the tour guide gave an excellent and accurate account of the events of the Battle of Fort Erie and the War of 1812. The tour guides and actors were in period costumes and a canon was fired as well ! Great history... More

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Welland, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My husband and I spent this past Saturday, Aug. 9, at the 200th Anniversary of the Seige of Fort Erie Reenactment. It was a wonderful day, with the reenactment of three battles, culminating in the final assault and explosion of the munitions magazine as the British troops stormed the fort as the sun was setting. I was very impressed with... More

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Bowmanville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We went to the reenactment for the 200 year anniversary. And (despite the humidity) was a lot of fun. The attack of the British troops upon the fort was in particular excellent. The big explosion at the end was stunning to see and even the smaller effects throughout the battle were really well done. Afterwards we took the lantern tour... More

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Bowmanville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Was at this year 200 anniversary of war if 1812 re enactment. It was awesome. The re enactors did a great job. The battle attack with special effects were just great. Also took lantern tour afterwards it was awesome. Hats off to all. Thanks for a great week end

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