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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, Military Museums, National Parks, Cultural
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Toronto
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106 reviews 106 reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This was a fun little day trip while we stayed in the area. It was neat to imagine what life was like in the day of a solider. It made me appreciate being a free canadian.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Be sure to take the tour. The guides are terrific! Make sure you get your parking fee refunded when you buy tour tickets

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Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

It was a pleasant way to the spend the afternoon. We enjoyed the piece of history and could almost feel the lives of people from the past. I would say that if I had brought my children, they may have been a bit bored but it was lovely for adults.

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London, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
7 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

restored British fort right across the Niagara river from the U.S. A lot of history here. Good exhibits and enthusiastic volunteer staff. Outside of Niagara on the Lake and on a small hill above the river. Looks and feels very much the way I expect it did back in 1812. Worth a visit if you enjoy history and are in... More

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Thorold, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I've been here many times and always discover something new. The great staff are always friendly and happy to share tidbits of information with you if you have time to talk to them. This site is mostly a recreation. Non-the-less it gives you a great feel for what life would have been like for soldiers in the early nineteenth century.... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This was a very beautiful location on the water - it is well kept and very interesting and informative. It is easy to do a self guided tour.

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We enjoyed the docent doing the tour and liked the fellow giving the demonstration of the musket. Both were well informed and engaging.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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77 reviews 77 reviews
13 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

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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53 attraction reviews
331 helpful votes 331 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

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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