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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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Cincinnati
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We started the day in Niagara on the Lake (NOTL) and mixed in a bit of history with a trip to Fort George. The Fort is an easy walk (10-15 min) from Queen St. the main stretch in NOTL. Turn a few corners and you are there. If you get the Niagara Adventure Pass there are discount coupons included in... More

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Cambridge, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Brilliantly preserved/restored. Set up for easy viewing. However there is only one little general store prior to admission to the fort and their selections of items for snack and drinks are very limited. If you take a proper tour you are at the fort for two plus hours and if there were drinks and lunches available people would spend more... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This is a must for any history buff. An amazing look into the past. New this year, you can pay to fire a period musket. Everyone if extremely helpful.

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Stuart, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

A great depiction of what the fort was like at the start of the War of 1812. See how the soldiers and officers lived, ate and survived. You can even see a musket demonstration and a drum and fife performance, all of the participants dressed in period costume.

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The interpreters on site made an otherwise run-of-the-mill fort visit come alive for two teen boys. Well done! The displays are informative and well integrated in the buildings. An enjoyable morning.

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Marshall, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Was with my granddaughter and we both loved the information. On the way home she stated she was taught in school about the war but now she really understood, she was amazed.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We had a few hours to kill in the afternoon after spending the morning and lunch in Niagara on the Lake, before heading to the Falls. I'd read about Fort George and it's importance before and during the War of 1812, and so wanted this on our itinerary. Our visit ended up being one of the big highlights of our... More

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Toronto, Canada
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115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Been to the Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake so many times but never actually to the fort. For a history buff it's a worthwhile few hours to spend. Hang around for the marches and musketry. Not the biggest fort there is but young people in costume did a fine job. Glad we went, bicentennial of War of 1812 (1812-1814).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The en-actors were engaging and informative, very friendly and fun. Learned about some history I knew little about.

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Dexter, Michigan
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56 reviews 56 reviews
20 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This was a great place to visit and I recommend it for everyone interested in military history and the war of 1812. The fort has been kept in great shape and has barracks,redoubts,kitchen,Officer quarters,and little museum available. Was not crowded and had a nice leisurely walk thru the place. Wooden walls all restored with gift shop. Compliment of British "troops"... More

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