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“very interesting with staff who really know there history of the area”

Fort George National Historic Site of Canada
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Reviewed February 1, 2014

It is great to see during the day but it is a must to go to the ghost tour at night. I took a 7 and 10 year old and they loved it. be sure to wear good walking shoes, and it will be a couple of hours. this is a memory the kids will have for ever. and it was a excellent history lesson for them.

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Reviewed December 1, 2013

Cannons looking toward the USA, beautiful view of the Niagara River, accurate historical displays and wonderful old buildings bring history alive.

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Reviewed November 27, 2013

This is a one of Canada's key historic sites and a wonderful place to visit and experience. The setting is superb. The staff are amazingly knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Being there is as if you were living in Niagara 200 years ago. Now it is open year round on the week-ends. A must see in Niagara!

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Reviewed November 20, 2013

This is a large fort with people dressed in period costume who demonstrate and describe what military life was like in the early 1800's. The person giving the musket demonstration was great. All the various "guides" are very personable and seem to thoroughly enjoy what they are doing. It's a great way to learn about the history of the War of 1812, many facts of which I never knew. We visited on a cold, rainy day in October. Not many other visitors there at the time, so we were often the only one talking with the various guides - like having a private tour. In spite of the weather, we're very glad we didn't miss this gem.

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Reviewed November 19, 2013

Visited Fort George for Canada Day this year. Normally admission fees are $ 12 for adults, $ 6 for Children and parking $ 6. However, it being Canada Day – admission and parking were free. The fort itself was impressive with several buildings available for us to explore. There’s the soldiers’ barracks, officers’ mess hall, blacksmith’s building and the ammunition building among others. There are also several lookout posts throughout the Fort that youngsters will enjoy running to and from. To walk around and check out all the exhibits – I would say set aside a casual hour and a half or two.

There are many “guides” in period costume that explain to you the various displays and walk you back in time to the way things were. Questions are most welcome and often bring unexpected yet enlightening answers. Being a history fan – I’ve been to several historical places in my travels. Some have no demonstrations and leave the visitor to simply read the plaques and captions beside the displays. Some have demonstrations and re-enactments, that while informative are seldom entertaining. Safe to say, that the musket demonstration at Fort George that day was in a class all its own.

I only got to see one demonstration (of the musket) that day and it was by this gentleman named Pete. Think of the biting but less angry sarcasm of Louis C.K., the rapid fire delivery and wit of Robin Williams, then have that person delivery a history lesson on the musket (not the rifle as he will point out several times) – and you will have Pete. From beginning to end – the man was entertaining. He made learning about the musket so much fun that you actually felt bad when it was over. I saw several people in the audience laughing so hard that they were actually shedding tears.

Like I said – entrance to the Fort that day was for free, but even if they did charge the usual fee – I would say that Pete’s musket demonstration is well worth the price of admission. I’m not sure if that man is a volunteer or a paid guide – but Parks Canada needs to give him a raise.

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