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Fort William Historical Park

1350 King Road, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7K 1L7, Canada
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Ranked #3 of 48 attractions in Thunder Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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English first
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We had a informative, fun visit. We had a quick tour with a guide, then explored on our own. They had a skirmish between the Hudson Bay Fur Traders and the Northwest Fur Company that was fun to watch. We wanted to take a canoe ride but ran out of time. I also had a two for one admission coupon... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
20 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We learnt a huge amount here about something we didn't know anything about before going. The site is big and can easily take a few hours to visit properly. It was very interesting and many of the guides were really informative and thorough and could answer all our questions. One warning - it's a very interactive experience, in that the... More

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Andover, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We had a wonderful time on the short guided tour and then wandering around the fort on our own. The hosts are all in character and do a great job of presenting early 17th century North America. There is also a good restaurant onsite.

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Rochester, Minnesota, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We really enjoy Old Fort William. The buildings are very large and well built. Staffing is a bit poor but they don't have enough business. The fact that it is not crowded it great. It really is a beautiful and educational thing to see.

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Red Wing, Minnesota
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We're not history buffs by any means which makes this even more special to see a living history museum. It really brings it to life for the kids and us. Great experience and the actors were lively and engaging. A definite must see and worthwhile if you are in the area.

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Malton, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I have been to this museum twice now, both visits were brilliant, it is great to see all the history. All the reinactors are brilliant and very true to character, everyone you see in the different areas are full of information and will answer any question you have. The amount of time you spend here depends on how well you... More

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Wichita, Kansas
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126 reviews 126 reviews
56 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Everyone should visit this step back in time. We love this types of experience and found it quite good. Some of the reinactors were better than others, with staying in character, but they were good. It was very cool to see some of the older ones teaching the younger the trades they demonstrated. It is quite large, a full recreation... More

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Wakefield, Michigan
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112 reviews 112 reviews
53 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I love history and this reenactment and rebuilt of the historical Ft William is great...I have seen many and this is in the top three...the hosts of each building are very knowledgeable and answered every question I had...The buildings are a true story of past history and how life was then...the hardships they endured...This one is mostly about fur trading... More

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Sudbury, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

very well organized place to visit..interesting place to spend a day,we learned and saw many new things..staff is very well knowledgeable in playing their part..can enjoy lunch while their at the outside tables..a visitor ctr..price was right..

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Menomonie, Wisconsin
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We visited about 25 years ago and had great memories from it and wanted the little kids to have the same memories. We were disappointed. We arrived when the opened and it seemed like they weren't prepared for the opening time. Exhibits were empty, didn't even know about the guided tour until on our way out. That's when we saw... More

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