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Fort George National Historic Site of Canada

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Address: 26 Queen Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S-1J0, Canada
Phone Number: 905 468 4257
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Great time!

Although we came at the same time as an unusual event was on (Steam punk, not our thing!) The staff were friendly, funny and informative. Pete the soldier was an amazing tour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Special events make it even more fun - check the calendar. Reenactments of battles fought in the war of 1812 are neat. Costumes, muskets, swords, etc. Biking through is neat. Please do try however to keep the cars from parking on the grass. Kills the grass and also does not look at all appealing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Although we came at the same time as an unusual event was on (Steam punk, not our thing!) The staff were friendly, funny and informative. Pete the soldier was an amazing tour guide and simply hilarious at times, yet had such a depth of knowledge. We plan to come back next summer with our daughter!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed visiting the Fort, but the highlight was the informative and hilarious weapons demonstration. I wish he had led our whole tour!

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Waterloo, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful and nice to see history preserved so well. It was amazing and took us back to that time in history, made it interesting and real.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very helpful staff with a good knowledge of history and the role Fort George played in it, would recommend.

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Burlington, On
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our family had a great time at Fort George. The guides do a great job of explaining the history of the fort and what life was like for the soldiers and local citizens. Try to be there for noon as that is when they fire the cannon. The also have other displays (rifle firing, band, etc.) on a regular schedule.... More 

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Monson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We learned a lot of history of life in & around Fort George prior to the War of 1812. We had a very knowledgeable guide who explained why soldiers came from England & what it was like to be a soldier at that time period.

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Seaforth, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fort George is a wonderful location to walk around and enjoy a piece of Canada's history. Guided tours available, demonstrations and interesting artifacts. A must see for any history buff! A great outing for children studying the war of 1812.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such an interesting place to visit. Staff were informative and friendly. Cool demo with the musket and walking tour. Will reimburse you for parking cost if you pay admission and check the place out. Definitely enjoyed this.

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Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fort Gorge is a historic military structure at Niagara-on-the-Lake that was the scene of several battles during the War of 1812. Fort George was built by the British Army after Jay's Treaty (1796) required Britain to withdraw from Fort Niagara. The fort was completed in 1802 and became the headquarters for the British Army and the local militia. It was... More 

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