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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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History of a fort done well

Old Fort Erie is a very good stop for a quick and well done history lesson on the war of 1812. The visitor center is clean and has room to move around. Some good video... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Old Fort Erie is a very good stop for a quick and well done history lesson on the war of 1812. The visitor center is clean and has room to move around. Some good video presentations on main historical figures centered around the war. Artifacts are also included in displays. 30 minutes or so in the center will get you... More 

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Didn't have any expectation of this tour and was surprisingly pleased with the outcome. As other reviewers described, the tour was accompanied by video presentation. The guides were knowledgeable and interested in the subjects. Most of the tour was outside and it can get quite warm on sunny day. Not very busy and worth visiting if in the area or... More 

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Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Didn't really have high expectations for this tour but was pleasantly surprised. The totur begins with a video presentation of the Fort followed by a guided tour of the compound by a very knowledgabe tour guide. Our guide was Carlton, and he provided a most excellent tour. Not to mention the history center which had plenty of additional displays. This... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The Fort displays a lot of military history. You see examples of the weapons used in the war of 1812 and our guide explained how each worked. I had never seen these though they are mentioned in our national anthem - so it was great to see exactly what these weapons are and look like (rockets, bombs bursting). The tour... More 

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London, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The tour started with a fifteen minute video that was quite informative although a little more graphic than I would have preferred my five year old granddaughter see. Nonetheless, she was unfazed by it other than to ask at least four times, "Is it almost over yet?" I appreciated the historical information that was imparted during the video and wouldn't... More 

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I wasn't very knowledgeable about the war of 1812, particularly in this area. The tour went a long way to correcting the problem. Our guide, Justin, knew much more than his standard talk, and was able to answer all questions. It wasn't just informative, it was fun. There were costumed soldiers of various kinds, and a musket demo. To top... More 

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Winter Haven, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This fort was involved in the war of 1812 and battles which ensued it. There is so much history at this spot and the rooms are decorated to take you back in time. You are served cookies and lemonade made from a replica kitchen of the 1800's.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

War of 1812 reconstructed fort about 25 minutes from Niagara Falls. Beautiful drive along the river. We had an excellent informative guide, musket demo, saw office quarters, soldiers barracks and shortbread cookies and lemonade from the kitchen. Many costumed soldiers, small museum, cafe. Time well spent. Good for all ages.

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Fort Erie
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Old Fort Erie is a reconstruction of the Fort used by the British to defend this territory during the war of 1812. It is the site of battles which kept the Americans out of what is now Canada. It is modernized and accessible and retains the appearance of the original fort with a sense of the life lived at that... More 

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Rio Grande Valley, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This fort was destroyed by the USA in the war abut was restored by Canada in the 1930's to look as it did during the war. During the summer months it is staffed by folks in period costumes who describe the weapons and living conditions of the period. In mid August of the year re-en actors recreate the battle between... More 

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

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