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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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Essex
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107 reviews 107 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Well run and informative site dating from the War of 1812, a must-see for anyone in the area where so much is influenced by that period. The complaint about the $6.00 parking does not apply - you get it discounted if you by entry tickets. Not a cheap few hours but interesting with several displays of "actors" dressed as soldiers... More

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Geneva, OH, USA
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18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Very nice presentations on canon firing, musket firing, drum and life, lectures on the war of 1812. A lot of walking but well worth the trip. Very well preserved. A wonderful way to spend several hours. We were there three hours and didn't get to see it all.

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Chalfont ,Pa.
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Went on 8/28/14 arrived to a $6 parking fee for the 1.5 hour open of the fort. Was told that fort could be toured in 45 min to an hour . I paid the $ 30 for 3 kids and one adult . Musket firing was cool and informative and entertaining . The workers/ actors appear to be ready to... More

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Oakville,Ontario Can
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56 reviews 56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed visiting this fort. Our son might have been the most enthusiastic but it is worth a stop. Right on the waterfront; you can go into the old barracks and see how the soldiers ate and slept, examine their costumes, etc. It is educational and interesting and the site is lovely for exploring. Allow an hour but you could... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

It was a lovely little part of Parks Canada. The student soldiers did a good job, there are interesting buildings, and they have a few extant artifacts that are fascinating to study.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

For $10 (if you're over 16 years old), you can fire a musket twice. It was the highlight of my husband's day. Pretty cool!

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Vienna, Virginia
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9 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This was a great place to visit. The fort was a fun place for the kids; they had a musket demonstration, places to run around, cookies and lemonade at the Officer's Mess and other demonstrations. Worth the stop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This was the final stop on our drive down the Niagara Parkway that started at Fort Erie. The grounds are spotless and very well maintained. Lots of parking available and it is in a well treed lots, so your vehicle is in the shade. Tour guide in period costumes provided great historical information and the live firing exercise was impressive.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Love this historical site. Wonderful way to wile away a few hours! Great for adults and children...so much to learn and see...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Visited on a warm summer's day, once checked out from Queen's Landing hotel (200 m away). The visit lasted about 3 hours. It started with a musket demo, so that the gunners optimised their loading and coherence in timing. Very informative - a gunner in period uniform explained all. Visited all the buildings (liked the jail and officer and squaddie... More

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