We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

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
Improve this listing
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 »
Write a Review

260 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    156
    80
    17
    4
    3
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Buffalo, New York
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The demonstrations each 1/2 hour was the best part. Most of the fort has been reconstructed but the views were beautiful!

Was this review helpful? Yes
West Hartford, Connecticut
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We were more than happy after our visit to the fort. All the presenters were knowledgable, friendly and played their roles well. We learned so much from the chef to the woman who planted and tended the garden to the commander if the fife and drum corp and the musket demonstration soldier. Excellent place!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Please take the time to enjoy this historic site. It was a pivotable turning point for Ontario and the US.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fremont, California
Top Contributor
709 reviews 709 reviews
352 attraction reviews
685 helpful votes 685 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is a very interesting fort in Niagara on the Lake. The lady showing us how bayonet is fired was quite interesting. We found the hidden large walk areas by the lake. We enjoyed seeing the historic fork.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Farmingdale, New York
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

My family and I had a great experience at Fort George. At the entrance is a cannon, my kids couldn't help themselves and began pretending to be soldiers. You then proceed to the gift shop area where you purchase a shilling to enter the fort. The employees who work at the fort are in period attire and speak the way... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This was a very informative and well kept authentic restoration of a significant time in history. People in period attire and very friendly willing to answer any questions. Worth your time to visit especially families.

Was this review helpful? Yes
East Earl, Pennsylvania
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

It was quite interesting seeing the Canadian view of the War of 1812. Seems our history here in the states my not quite jive with that of our northern neighbors.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Langley City, Canada
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
17 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The entire fort, other than the stone powder magazine, is reconstructed. This is because it was completely burned to the ground by Americans in the war of 1812. The staff at the fort will explain all about it. It's a fraction of the size of Fort Steele in British Columbia, but no less interesting. Like Fort Steele they have staff... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oshawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We were fortunate to visit Fort George on Canada Day. Not only was the admission free, but there was musket firing displays, redcoats drilling and the pipe and drum corps parading down the main street. Interpreters in period costume were very helpful in answering any questions. In the evening there were red and white fireworks over the fort. Very well... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Montreal, Canada
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
22 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Facilities are clean and easily accessible. The story is told on a few interactive screens and story boards. Story of war of 1812 is told from different perspectives (Canadians...we are always nice).

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Fort George National Historic Site of Canada also viewed

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
 
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
 

Been to Fort George National Historic Site of Canada? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Fort George National Historic Site of Canada, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing