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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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Washington DC
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53 reviews 53 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

I must admit that most of what I learned about the War of 1812 has been long forgotten, so it was interesting to refresh my memory by a visit to Fort George. We especially liked hearing the perspective from "the other side," i.e. the Canadians. There are many buildings which you can explore on your own, but the highlight of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I loved checking out Fort George, the War of 1812 really came alive here. If you're a history buff like me, you'll appreciate the atmosphere. The guided tor was informative, but a little incomplete (only 2 or 3 buildings were toured), so be prepared to explore on your own. Probably for the best anyways!

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Alliston, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We are history junkies so we love to stop at Parks Canada sites. Fort George did not disappoint. Although it was after Labour Day there were still lots of costumed interpreters on site. There is a great exhibit about the War of 1812 giving some really personal points of view which was very interesting. From the bastions you can see... More

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Canon City, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We enjoyed our early morning tour of the Fort and was glad it was recommended. We especially enjoyed the Brown Bess Musket demonstration and the kitchen tour.

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

A visit of 1 hour is about right on your way to Niagara on the lake unless there is an event going on. Right across the river from the U.S. and 20 minutes from Niagara Falls

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Pros: Close to Niagara Falls, easy to find, large, lots of buildings to explore, live demonstrations, interesting history, good museum part, discounted ticket price if you pay for parking Cons: Views were limited from fort A great way to experience the battles and stages concerning the war of 1812. Fort George played a pivotal role in the war, and you... More

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Orangeville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

love it. The tour guides were a blast and put a different spin on fort. My kids want to go back at Halloween and have asked me about 6 times since we got home.

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Pittsburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I've visited Fort George in Niagara-on-the-Lake twice, once by myself and once with my young daughter. It's an interesting way to spend the afternoon by yourself but it's great fun with kids, too. The Fort offers kids an activity book to complete as they walk through. It asks them to try on wool coat uniforms, try food from the wood... More

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Fort George played an instrumental part in protecting Niagara on the |Lake during the war of 1812. It is well worth taking a tour and learning some of the complexities of warfare during those times. Also you get to se a musket drill and learn the difference between a musket and a rifle. We really enjoyed our visit.

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Essex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

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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