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Fort George National Historic Site of Canada

26 Queen Street | P.O. Box 787, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S-1J0, Canada
905 468 4257
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, National Parks, Military Museums
Traveler Description: Fort George National Historic Site in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, offers a fascinating and thought-provoking experience by allowing visitors to be... more »
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Nairobi, Kenya
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59 reviews 59 reviews
10 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

A well conserved piece of Canadian history that captivates the era well and imaginatively. On entering, you are greeted at the gates by a lady in period dress and given directions. A demonstration on using a musket is part of the tour which is very well presented. The fort has interesting buildings that give a flavour of what the soldiers... More

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Toronto, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I remember coming here on a school trip a long time ago and maybe my attention span is better (which I don't think it is) but I enjoyed the experience so much more this time. The guided tour was fun and interesting with just enough history to keep you interested but not enough to put you to sleep. We enjoyed... More

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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272 reviews 272 reviews
50 attraction reviews
292 helpful votes 292 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed the costumed pipers who lent atmosphere to this reconstructed 18th Century British Fort. Interesting buildings and history and worth a short detour from the nearby highway. We were favorably impressed by the musket demonstration by a costumed soldier who knew his musket drill well.

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Indiana
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Had a great time at Fort George learning about the history of the Fort and Niagara on the Lake. Loved the musket shooting and drummers. Great place to take kids they have lots of room to run around. Loved the period costumes and the tours.

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Mentor, Ohio
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

We stopped here and thought we would walk the fort on or own but got involved watching the flint gun firing and then invited to go on the guided tour (all included in the very affordable admission by the way). The guided tour actually takes you into the British officer barracks (would not see this on your own tour due... More

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virginia
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60 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

When we arrived in Niagara-on-the-Lake, we took a quick drive around the area and happened upon Fort George. We decided to return another day. After spending a day at Niagara Falls, we spent a day in the old town tourist area of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Fort George was the highlight of the day. Since we are from the US, it was fascinating... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This was not a planned outing. Took a walk on the outskirts of town and ended up at the fort. Nice surprise. Interpreters were very knowledgeable. It was a great history lesson and relatively cheap at $11.50

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Fort George is a great place to learn and see into Niagara's past. A friend and I finally made it down to go take a look for ourselves. Upon entering the fort we were greeted by staff in era attire who gave us a park map and brief information on what we'd find. We had the option to go with... More

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Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This is the type of attraction that will appeal to historians and fans of reenactments. Its a great place to walk around, take pictures and enjoy the weather. If you are looking for some action and adventure, you may be somewhat dissapointed. We brought our children, expecting it to be a bit more entertaining, but the kids were bored pretty... More

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Toronto, Canada
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31 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

I was at Fort George, which is steps away from the centre of beautiful Niagara-On-The-Lake, to pick up a Family Discovery Pass. If you bring entry fee receipts from other Park Canada sites that you visited within 30 days, you can apply them to the price of a Discovery Pass that expires in one year. If you intend to visit... More

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