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Fort York

100 Garrison Rd. | At Bathurst St., Toronto, Ontario M5V 3K9, Canada
416 392 6907
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Ranked #73 of 318 Attractions in Toronto
Type: Military Museums
Traveler Description: Modern Toronto began in 1793 when a garrison was built on the present site of Fort York.     Open year round for everyone's enjoyment, Fort York... more »
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Mission Viejo, California, United States
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50 reviews 50 reviews
26 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Very enjoyable; very few people. Tours are offered as part of admission. Docents in costumes. Canons fired, etc. We spent two hours touring the various buildings.

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Irvine, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We almost missed this treasure in the middle of the city. I would recomend this historical fort with costumed guides and restored old buildings. Much of it is self guided but still has much history,especially the War of 1812. We liked all the old military uniforms. If you go there the sandwich place nearby in the new apartment buildings is... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Fort York looks disappointing from the outside but once inside and joined by your very knowledgeable guide in period soldiers uniform history really comes to life.This visit was very enjoyable and well worth seeing.

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Port Perry, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

After visiting For Henry the week before, I won't lie, Fort York was a little disappointing. Make sure you have transportation in and out of the 'fort' because it is totally off the beaten path and there are no taxis waiting. Kind of silly when you're looking for tourists if you ask me. We got there in the morning and... More

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Nobleton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The Tour guide was very knowledgeable and happy to answer any questions about the Fort, the War, and Historic Toronto. It's not a tour around the Fort, but rather a short presentation and Q&A about some aspects of the war. Every tour is different if you want to stick around and listen to an hourly tour. The rest of the... More

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Elgin, Texas
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305 reviews 305 reviews
173 attraction reviews
276 helpful votes 276 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Took the granddaughter on Canada Day to get a little history about the War of 1812. Pleasantly surprised that no admission fee was charged and there were activities for children and adults. Take one of the free tours. Still one of my favorite places to visit while in Toronto.

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Minneapolis
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Really liked this historical sight. It was a good value and the guides were friendly. Plan to spend hours and wear comfy shoes.

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Newark
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147 reviews 147 reviews
35 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This marvellous historic site is just about managing to hold on as urban Toronto surrounds and overpowers, the guide said that it was only narrowly saved from being cleared to make way for the Gardiner Expressway. As Brits, we were surprised that the good folks of Toronto don't make more of this important piece of their history. The staff were... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
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210 reviews 210 reviews
115 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

A very interesting site in the midst of glass and steel. It is a bit hard to find at the moment. The signage is not perfectly clear where to drive to. Be prepared to pay to park with either a credit card or coins. The staff are very knowledgable and friendly. There are hourly tours that are given by a... More

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Columbus
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116 reviews 116 reviews
53 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Wasn't sure what to expect when we trudged over from our hotel to start a week in Toronto. My kids, 8 and 10, were skeptical. But we loved it! Not overrun, staffed with young, super helpful and friendly people. Lots of room for kids to run around, try on clothes, jump in bunks, try cookies made over an open fire,... More

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