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Fort Malden National Historic Site

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Address: 100 Laird Avenue, Amherstburg, Ontario N9V 1X5, Canada
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Interesting, many artifacts of the time period...good history lesson People dressed for the time period and the soldiers gave a good show dressed in the actual uniforms.. W E... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Amherstburg, Canada
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Amherstburg, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Interesting, many artifacts of the time period...good history lesson People dressed for the time period and the soldiers gave a good show dressed in the actual uniforms.. W E enjoyed the day

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Windsor, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Apart from the informative history you get from Fort Malden, and the events of 1812 you get to know about, there was a show by the guard who took us to the 19th century. He marched in the old fashion and he also showed us a musket and bullet from the old times. It was a nice show. In addition... More 

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Ohio
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Very interesting vantage point of history, if you're a Yankee. No, seriously, we enjoyed hearing the very pleasant docent speak about the War of 1812 as told from a Canadian view point. The park is in a beautiful setting with a wide waterfront view. There are several buildings including a small museum. We stayed for the muzzle demonstration and looked... More 

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Amherstburg has done a great job putting together historical information and preserving this site. Don't miss it or the beautiful flowers all along the river and next door.

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Troy, Michigan
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I'm a history nut and was impressed with the amount of training the docents obviously had. Most of them appeared to be college age. They had a great working knowledge of the time period (1830's) the fort's daily life and running's as well as the artifacts and reproductions. This place is GREAT for kids. VERY hands on making history come... More 

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Bowling Green, Ohio
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33 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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Pembroke, Canada
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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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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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32 reviews 32 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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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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