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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 2013
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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Toowoomba
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Want to feel like you are part of a picture on a Christmas Card or in the midst of a children's story book, this interesting fort town looks across the Niagara River to America. We kept looking for the movie cameras as we wandered this quaint and beautifully kept town, located where the Niagara River meets Lake Superior. Being there... More

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Yellowknife, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

The displays and information and current and the scenery is lovely. The interpretive staff are excellent. Make sure you have a hat or something if it is sunny as it is quite open and the sun can come down quite brightly.

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

It is great to see during the day but it is a must to go to the ghost tour at night. I took a 7 and 10 year old and they loved it. be sure to wear good walking shoes, and it will be a couple of hours. this is a memory the kids will have for ever. and it... More

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Alexandria, Minnesota
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Cannons looking toward the USA, beautiful view of the Niagara River, accurate historical displays and wonderful old buildings bring history alive.

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niagara-on-the-lake,ontario
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

This is a one of Canada's key historic sites and a wonderful place to visit and experience. The setting is superb. The staff are amazingly knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Being there is as if you were living in Niagara 200 years ago. Now it is open year round on the week-ends. A must see in Niagara!

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Kildeer
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

This is a large fort with people dressed in period costume who demonstrate and describe what military life was like in the early 1800's. The person giving the musket demonstration was great. All the various "guides" are very personable and seem to thoroughly enjoy what they are doing. It's a great way to learn about the history of the War... More

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Mississauga, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Visited Fort George for Canada Day this year. Normally admission fees are $ 12 for adults, $ 6 for Children and parking $ 6. However, it being Canada Day – admission and parking were free. The fort itself was impressive with several buildings available for us to explore. There’s the soldiers’ barracks, officers’ mess hall, blacksmith’s building and the ammunition... More

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Manchester
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25 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

We arrived on a cold morning in October and we had the place to ourselves apart from a group of well behaved children on a school visit. The site itself is historic and interesting and you can learn a lot about how it was in the early 1800's. The displays and the staff are very professional and interesting but sadly... More

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Acton, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

The tour was Awesome Great Halloween Site... Stories were Interesting. Too Bad we didn't see any Ghost... Worth the trip

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Atlanta, Georgia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013 via mobile

The employees really enjoy what they do and provide great entertainment and history. We went in the off season and were treated like rock stars. My husband loves history and loved every second that we were there. I am not a huge history buff but still really enjoyed our visit.

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