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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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Excellent Fort from the 1812 - 1814 War

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Rio Grande Valley, Texas
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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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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This is a wonderful historical fort which is often overlooked I have been here many times with my kids over the years. It is a wonderful preserve small, very significant historical site. The small museum displays are excellent. Sadly, most tourist drive right by and head to the Falls missing some of the most important things in the area including... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

When we noticed a thumbnail picture of Fort Erie on a Niagra Parks brochure, we visited their website and discovered a limited time program--an All Hallows Eve tour. This is a lantern tour with period costumed, lantern carrying guides. You learn a bit about the fort, and a bit more about the history of Halloween, including how Jack O'Lanterns got... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We were leaving Niagara Falls after a Thanksgiving weekend stay and we noticed signs for the town of Fort Erie. A quick internet search confirmed there was an old fort located there and we decided to take a little detour and check it out. We certainly are glad we did so. We opted for a guided tour of the fort... More 

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We had a really great time at the Fort and learned alot about the history of the Fort and the war of 1812. It was very interesting and the tour guide was happy to help with any questions we asked. I would definatly recomend this for all visitors to Canada, young or old!

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New Castle, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The staff at this historical site was great. Very friendly and helpful. Matt Melissa, and Darryl made us feel right at home. The staff did a great job interpretive life at the fort during the War of 1812. Highly recommend this attraction.

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Saint-Eustache, Quebec, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

My husband and really enjoyed the interpretation centre. The material was pertinent and we learned a lot about the history of the area The fort itself is small, alike many others, but there are still unique elements to learn about

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The visitor's centre was exceptional. It included lots of objects to view, stories to hear, and things to touch. Our guide (Daryl) was extremely knowledgeable and personable. He told us some ghost stories about the place which we laughed about, then when we were taking a photo in one of the rooms, the heavy windows (which were wide open) closed... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

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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