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“History Lives in Fort Malden”

Fort Malden National Historic Site
Ranked #2 of 19 things to do in Amherstburg
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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.

Thank Bonita65_10
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

A very worthwhile piece of our past. The grounds are well kept. The view along the river are second to none. To realize this area was so vital to our nation's past is unreal. Amherstburg's small town appeal is very real. Essex county offers various attractions for one and all. Would recommend this area anyone.

Thank Terry M
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Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

It's nice to walk along the waterside, but other than that its pretty uneventful. I suppose a cute place to take kids, but not really worth the drive from Windsor. A small museum and a few history reenactments. If you want a exciting reenactment festival go to the Renaissance festival in Holly Mi, or the River of Time in Bay City, Mi. If you do go to Amherestburg, check out Amherest pub, very cool!!

Thank angelpichla
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

The walk along the river was so calming and scenic. The people you meet on the way aree all so friendly. Everyone chats and answeres questions about their pretty town. Charming,Beautiful and can't wait to go again.

Thank neenapatches
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Reviewed November 21, 2012

Amherstburg was 'ground zero' during the war of 1812 - in particular General Brock building alliances with Tecumseh and his warriors. The story is well displayed, well told, with interesting artifacts.. I wish there was more original structure - the shameful retreat that resulted in the battle of the Thames destroyed the fort.

Thank R M
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