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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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Puebla, Mexico
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

First of all, the drive from Niagara to Fort Erie, all along the river and the beautiful houses, was part of the fun! The fort itself was a very educational experience, as the War of 1812 is one of the weaker points in my knowledge of history. Our tour guide, a young man portraying a Mohican warrior, gave a great... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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126 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

we had an excellent time here learning its important role in the War of 1812. The views of the Lake and downtown Buffalo NY were also very enjoyable.

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St. Louis, Missouri
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94 reviews 94 reviews
26 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

What a great place to tour! We knew very little about the history of this area during the War of 1812 and learned quite a bit. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and happy to chat and answer questions. They're dressed in period clothing and we got to see a black powder rifle demo. Fun! It's a very well done... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Great tours and an undeviewed place. No crowds. Easy to find with gps. Very few signs. Very willing to answer questions

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We visited Old Fort Erie on our last day of a three week holiday touring Ontario and Quebec in May 2014. We don't usually go in for guided tours but decided to give this a try. We were actually the only people on the tour and found all of the guides to be really friendly and knowledgeable. Coming from the... More

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London
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We are an 'Australian and a British' couple visiting Canada so we were never 'brought up with the history of 1812' such as Canadians are. Today's really made this fascinating part of both Canada's and US history 'come alive'. Better still was the fact that our 'tour guide' was Andrew, a Mohawk Indian.so we gained the added perspective of this... More

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Los Altos, CA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We ended up staying here way longer than we expected to---about 4 hours in all by the time we watched the video, ate lunch, and got a few items at the gift shop. There were two exciting demonstrations, muskets and cannons, and a great narrated tour of the barracks and the rest of the site. Plus a museum with exhibits... More

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New Hamburg, Canada
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We came to Fort Erie for the Friday 13th Ghost Tour. It was a fun hour of history and tales. The group was a little large in my opinion though and would have been more effective and "spooky" had it been kept to 10-15 rather than 25. Also, it would have been nice if the guide had played up the... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We went on Thursday 6-12 on the way out of niagara a falls. We were pressed for time, missed a tour and couldn't wait for another one in 30 minutes. The girl at the counter started the movie for us anyway so we could see it. Every person we saw dressed up, was happy to stop, answer questions and let... More

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Orlando, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Old Fort Erie is definitely a place to visit and spend a few hours. The fort has been restored and care has been taken to ensure it is historically accurate. The tour guides are very knowledgeable, and very helpful. Definitely a must see when in the area.

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