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Fort George National Historic Site of Canada

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Address: 26 Queen Street | P.O. Box 787, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S-1J0, Canada
Phone Number: 905 468 4257
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Wasn't much to see

We were down for the war of 1812 and there sure wasn't much to see. The highlight was they had commemorative coins at face value. Other than the rifle show, little speech inside... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Burlington, Canada
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Burlington, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We were down for the war of 1812 and there sure wasn't much to see. The highlight was they had commemorative coins at face value. Other than the rifle show, little speech inside one of the buildings the tour took about 15 minutes.

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Bracebridge, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We loved it there ,tour lady was very good and friendly ,will go again sometime and take friends back as its good to take in what happened in the past year's.

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Hamilton, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The fort was destroyed during the war of 1812, only the powder house is original, the fort was rebuilt as a historic site. Visit when the reinactors are in place. You can visit many of the buildings. The common soldiers barracks is interesting, Some families were housed there, with only curtains separating the family quarters. You can climb the parapets... More 

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Central Florida, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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116 reviews 116 reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
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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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34 helpful votes 34 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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