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

Certificate of Excellence
Historic Sites, Military Museums, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
Address: 26 Queen Street | P.O. Box 787, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S-1J0, Canada
Phone Number: 905 468 4257
Improve this listing

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 354 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 214
    Excellent
  • 113
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Most recent review
A must for Canada Day

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 9, 2014
lastdayofspring
,
Central Florida, Florida
Book ahead on Viator
See All Tours on Viator
Top Rated
3-Day Best of the Border Tour from New York City: Niagara...
$432*
and up
Add Photo Write a Review

354 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Central Florida, Florida
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Niagara Falls, Canada
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Niagara-on-the-Lake
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto, Canada
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
7 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Thorold, Canada
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
25 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I've been here many times and always discover something new. The great staff are always friendly and happy to share tidbits of information with you if you have time to talk to them. This site is mostly a recreation. Non-the-less it gives you a great feel for what life would have been like for soldiers in the early nineteenth century.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This was a very beautiful location on the water - it is well kept and very interesting and informative. It is easy to do a self guided tour.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Apple Valley, Minnesota
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We enjoyed the docent doing the tour and liked the fellow giving the demonstration of the musket. Both were well informed and engaging.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

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

 
Queenston, Niagara-on-the-Lake
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?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Fort George National Historic Site of Canada staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?