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“Great 1812 History” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Fort Malden National Historic Site

Fort Malden National Historic Site
100 Laird Avenue, Amherstburg, Ontario N9V 1X5, Canada
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Ranked #1 of 16 Attractions in Amherstburg
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Pembroke, Canada
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Great 1812 History”
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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“I Grew up visiting Fort Malden”
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

Visited April 2013
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Amherstburg, Canada
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“Enjoyable for all ages”
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.

Visited September 2013
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Leamington, Canada
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“COMING HERE ALL MY LIFE”
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. Enjoy coming here on the grounds for the various festivals related to the town of Amherstburg. You have got to visit this place.

Visited June 2013
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Edmonton, Canada
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“History Lives in Fort Malden”
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 of life in the early 1800's . We were impressed with the staff who showed us how the Fort operated in these years. The buildings have been restored and they have many original pieces of equipment. Also check out the wineries in the area.

Visited August 2013
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