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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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British fort circa 1814

This fort gives the visitor a good look at the life of a soldier in the 18th century. Living history exhibits make it real. The town is also worth visiting. A very beautiful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This fort gives the visitor a good look at the life of a soldier in the 18th century. Living history exhibits make it real. The town is also worth visiting. A very beautiful area. You must be ready to walk for at least a mile as the courtyard or interior is quite large. You walk from building to building to... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Travelling around the world I think it is always interesting to try and see some history from another countries perspective. The fort wasn't massive, but was different from the type of attraction found in the UK and so interesting. I didn't know much about the history of the area and the reasons for the forts existence either. Nice grounds for... More 

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Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Highly recommended visiting Ft. George. My husband and 2 daughters spent over 3 hours at the fort and were very impressed. The workers were friendly, knowledgable & informative. We heard a "talk" and saw a musket demonstration that was fantastic.

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Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Don't miss the musket demonstration. In addition, ask about a hands on demonstration where you actually fire a musket dressed as a soldier. For about $11 Canadian you get the experience which includes a picture of you firing the musket. I agree with all the other reviews as well!

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Thank Jerry S
London, Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Previous positive reviews have pretty much summed it up. Make sure you time your visit to see the musket firing demonstration. Only the stone powder magazine building is original to the Fort but the buildings are still very authentic in appearance and overall I enjoyed the day. Bring a lot of water!! In the summer it is very hot, dry... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The fort is very interesting based on the staff in costumes who are friendly and happy to answer questions. We arrived at 11 a.m. and were in time for the musket firing display which was very well done. Then we toured the variety of buildings on site and saw the music display of drums and fife. The explanations given for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We have visited Fort George at least 10 times over the past few years and love coming back. Our kids (10, 8, and 5) love going to play the olden time games, dress as soldiers, and see the musket shooting at 4pm. The history and exhibits are extremely well done, and there's enough to see to keep us coming back... More 

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Thank Michelle S
San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stories by staff very interesting and entertaining. Wish we had more time to stay but had an appointment and had to leave

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Killing an hour or so before our matinee started....thought this would be fun! Not exactly fun....but educational and informative.... Wear a hat and bring sunscreen...not a lot of shade Loved the lady and her poor garden....too bad about drought but she still gave a wonderful presentation. Only give it a 4 cause I've been to lots of other historic sites... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a lot better than we expected it to be There were a lot of staff in colonial dress and they were extremely informative on the history of the place and a soldiers daily life and duties The place although replica was well laid out and very much child friendly A few places I think a wheelchair may struggle... More 

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