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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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Type: Historic Sites, Military Museums, National Parks, Cultural
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mid Florida, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The family and I blended in as true Canadians (shhh, we're Americans) complete with maple leaf flags in hand to watch reenactments of battles past, cannon fire, period costumes, and fireworks. Such a fun and friendly crowd, a memory we will never forget!

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

My family and I have visited Fort George twice, once for the famous Ghost Tour. The guides are extremely knowledgeable and I would suggest taking the tour; the history in this area of the Niagara Region is very interesting. Imagine what it would be like to live in the 1800's and what the soldier's had to have gone thru during... More 

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Niagara-on-the-Lake
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The every dimension of pioneer/fort life is richly detailed here. The summer students, paid staff and volunteers (there are a lot!) contribute to making this an experience for grown-ups AND the kids. Pick a re-enactment weekend, with fife and drum parades, gun firing and re-enactors who REALLY know their stuff. This is one of the best historical Parks that Parks... More 

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Toronto
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107 reviews 107 reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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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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85 reviews 85 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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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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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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47 reviews 47 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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