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Fort Malden National Historic Site

100 Laird Avenue, Amherstburg, Ontario N9V 1X5, Canada
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Ranked #1 of 15 attractions in Amherstburg
Type: Historic Sites
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Bowling Green, Ohio
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

.We went to the fort this past week and we enjoyed it a lot. Everyone who worked here are so nice and knowledgeable about the fort. The grounds are beautiful and the view is fantastic,a a bald eagle swooped down right in front of us. We learned a lot and are so glad we finally made it to Fort Malden.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We went here as part of the Canada Wide Science Fair and they did not disappoint. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides went through the history and what life was like in the fort, and it ended with a demonstration firing of a musket. The kids loved it. As a history buff, I loved it too!

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Mississauga
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9 reviews 9 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Great place to see 1812 history. Dress up like a soldier. Eat old fashion bread, butter and pea soup. Even let you make it. If you like history you will like Fort Malden

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Amherstburg, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Wonderful place to visit with so much history to share. Both young and old visitors love checking out all of the exhibits and enjoying the beautiful grounds surrounding the fort.

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Leamington, Canada
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47 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

I have visited this historic site hundreds of times going back over 65 years to when I was a young lad who used to join dozens of others to toboggan on the slopes of the fortification. I would really prefer the old exhibits rather than the modernized displays that they have now since it takes away from the original feel.... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

The town of Amherstburg is a little gem. Very quaint and charming. Amherstburg is also the home to Fort Malden where part of the war of 1812 was fought. As others have pointed out, the Fort is situated on the lovely Detroit River just south of Windsor. It is an idyllic setting. When we were there, we witnessed several re-enactments... More

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Amherstburg, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

A very worthwhile piece of our past. The grounds are well kept. The view along the river are second to none. To realize this area was so vital to our nation's past is unreal. Amherstburg's small town appeal is very real. Essex county offers various attractions for one and all. Would recommend this area anyone.

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Midland, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

It's nice to walk along the waterside, but other than that its pretty uneventful. I suppose a cute place to take kids, but not really worth the drive from Windsor. A small museum and a few history reenactments. If you want a exciting reenactment festival go to the Renaissance festival in Holly Mi, or the River of Time in Bay... More

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ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

The walk along the river was so calming and scenic. The people you meet on the way aree all so friendly. Everyone chats and answeres questions about their pretty town. Charming,Beautiful and can't wait to go again.

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Amherstburg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Amherstburg was 'ground zero' during the war of 1812 - in particular General Brock building alliances with Tecumseh and his warriors. The story is well displayed, well told, with interesting artifacts.. I wish there was more original structure - the shameful retreat that resulted in the battle of the Thames destroyed the fort.

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