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Fort George National Historic Site of Canada

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Address: 26 Queen Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S-1J0, Canada
Phone Number: 905 468 4257
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Excellent Trip back into the past.

Fort George is a very interesting place to visit. Today, we saw soldiers marking, firing muskets, and cannon, playing the drum and fife. Warning, the cannon fire is very loud... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Doswell, Virginia

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Doswell, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Fort George is a very interesting place to visit. Today, we saw soldiers marking, firing muskets, and cannon, playing the drum and fife. Warning, the cannon fire is very loud and can be frightening for little ones. The ongoing explanations of what was being done and why were very informative. Thoroughly enjoyed a long talk with docent about the life... More 

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Ottawa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Me and a friend were passing by, when we decided to go see the fort. It wasn't open when we arrived, but we walked around, and looked through the entrance gate. And on the way back, we saw a volunteer in a militia uniform. So I give it a high mark

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Cambridge
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Does not rank particularly high in comparison to many historic sites around the world, but it is interesting to get a better picture of events in this region in the latter 18th and 19th centuries. An easy stroll from the centre of Niagara on the lake.

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Short Hills, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

An interesting and fun place to visit. We watched the demonstrations and thoroughly enjoyed them. Well worth the time to visit.

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Downingtown
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

A reconstructed fort showing what the post looked like before the Americans burned it in 1813. The costumed docents provide entertainment as they drill and fire their muskets. In the barracks, they have a good spiel regarding a soldier's life. The fort is rather large; a longer visit might be possible if the WC was located inside the walls.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Historical site. where civil wars happened for god knows what all reasons. It was a base for military camp

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California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Lots of fun, especially for kids, wonderful opportunity for US kids to learn about Canada. WOrth a visit.

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This is one of the best historical sites I have visited. You will learn a lot about the strategic value of these waterways, the War of 1812, and what life was like for the soldiers. The staff wear period British army uniforms with live demonstrations throughout the day.

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Whitby, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We were greeting by friendly, extremely knowledgeable staff and we toured the Fort at a leisurely pace, no rushing. We tried on the actual jackets and it was really fun! The Brown Bessy gun display was impressive. Such unbelievable work required to even load it up. Lovely music in the Officers mess. We couldn't stay for the band later, but... More 

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Southern England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This (largely) reconstruction of the 18th century fort is very well presented and very interesting. Don't miss the intro by the young men (wearing the ancient uniform and demonstrating the ancient guns used) telling you lots about the way the Fort was built and run. Although most of the buildings were rebuilt you get a very good idea of how... More 

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Address: 26 Queen Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S-1J0, Canada
Phone Number: 905 468 4257
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Niagara-on-the-Lake
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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