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“Fort George a must in Niagara!”

Fort George National Historic Site of Canada
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“Fort George a must in Niagara!”
Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

We had a few hours to kill in the afternoon after spending the morning and lunch in Niagara on the Lake, before heading to the Falls.

I'd read about Fort George and it's importance before and during the War of 1812, and so wanted this on our itinerary.

Our visit ended up being one of the big highlights of our trip. This was mainly due to the staff and the talks and re-enactments they performed, which were highly entertaining. An amazingly talented musician/performer gave a talk/demonstration of the music of the period, playing a multitude of instruments; we watched a demonstration of musket fire, and then listened to a talk about the War and the role that the Fort played.

The kids also got to explore and learn about life there as it would have been 200 years ago.

We ended up spending longer there than we had planned, and all for the sum of $24 for two adults and three children. Compare that to what you'll spend on Clifton Hill in the Falls!

Highly recommended.

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Toronto, Canada
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“Worth the visit”
Reviewed July 23, 2014

Been to the Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake so many times but never actually to the fort. For a history buff it's a worthwhile few hours to spend. Hang around for the marches and musketry. Not the biggest fort there is but young people in costume did a fine job. Glad we went, bicentennial of War of 1812 (1812-1814).

Visited August 2013
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“Nice historic fort”
Reviewed July 23, 2014

The en-actors were engaging and informative, very friendly and fun. Learned about some history I knew little about.

Visited July 2014
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Oro Valley, Arizona
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“Well Kept Historical Fort”
Reviewed July 22, 2014

This was a great place to visit and I recommend it for everyone interested in military history and the war of 1812. The fort has been kept in great shape and has barracks,redoubts,kitchen,Officer quarters,and little museum available. Was not crowded and had a nice leisurely walk thru the place. Wooden walls all restored with gift shop. Compliment of British "troops" from the 44th Regiment on hand to give demonstrations and informational talks. Was well worth the $ for the visit. We visited with the "troops" in the barracks and had a nice talk about the history of the fort and the 44th Regiment formerly stationed there.

Visited July 2014
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Buffalo, New York
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“Fun!”
Reviewed July 21, 2014

The demonstrations each 1/2 hour was the best part. Most of the fort has been reconstructed but the views were beautiful!

Visited July 2014
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