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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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New York City, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Decently priced, nice gift shop- the grounds were immaculate and the blockhouse, magazine (gun powder), redoubts, etc were neat and gave a good feel for an old fort. The highlight was the live musket firing demonstration by a re-enact-or firing off a "Brown Bess" as well a full flag ceremony by re-enact-ors at evenings end. For a history buff-a great... More

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Michgian
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Great visit, as a citizen from the US, we often don't know enough about our great neighbors to the north!

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Winnipeg
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Touring Fort George in Niagara on the Lake is a worthwhile visit. We very much enjoyed walking around and learning the history of the fort. The staff members are role-players and it is fun and interesting to speak with them as they stay in character. For example, we came across a vegetable garden area in the Fort and the woman... More

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The guides were nice and knowledgable and the musket demonstration was pretty cool. Truth be told I think I was expecting a little more in terms of number of buildings, but all in all it was a nice way to spend an hour in the Niagara on the lake region. It does a pretty good job of educating you about... More

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Chatham, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Worth the stop :) We watched the canon get fired. There isn't a lot to say it's a fort, there's lots to see and very interesting. The staff seem to really enjoy what they do trying to keep it in period

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Nanaimo, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Although the rich historical perspective was amazing, the turn off in the parking lot left me chilly. I believe as a Canadian that I should not have to pay a set price of six dollars to park in a federal park. I felt like I was entering a tourist trap. Admission reimbursed some of the parking lot fee, but really??... More

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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81 attraction reviews
288 helpful votes 288 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

What a wonderful exposure to our Canadian history, so much to learn and admire of our early settlers. it's all very well done. Here's a tip. Check out the schedule before you go. We just happened to turn up at about two thirty in the afternoon, just in time to catch the fife and drum demonstration together with a little... More

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Rochester, New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

So happy we stopped here on our bike ride to check out Fort George. We were amazed at all that was inside the fort and it was really interesting and so much to see. We enjoyed learning about the food served to the generals and even had a chance to taste some in the generals kitchen. We paid a little... More

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We stayed for 3 days at Niagara-on-the-Lake, saw three fantastic plays at the Shaw Festival, visited several historic sites and I'm sure that my husband would say that the highlight of the trip was the fact that he got to shoot a musket and got a great photo of it as a souvenir! As part of their Hands-on History program,... More

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Fairport, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Good info about the War of 1812, nice live staging of events, firing of guns... great for the kids. Great exposure to British army life in the 18th-19th centuries. Bit of a walk from the village.

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