Fort George
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada

Even though we personally visited this Canadian Historic fort named Fort George, we couldn't find it on a map to tell you where it is located at.

Unfortunately, we didn't get to tour the inside, but just walking around and marveling at the structure and old cannons, was enough to satisfy us.

Fort George CanadaIt is located somewhere in or near Niagara-on-the-Lake.

A Brief History of Fort George

A visit to Fort George allows you not only to hear about history, but to actually experience the sights and sounds of a garrison in the early 19th century. You can watch soldiers perform drills or listen to the music of the fife and drum corps.

During the War of 1812, Fort George served as the headquarters for the Centre Division of the British Army. Fort George was destroyed by American artillery fire and captured during the Battle of Fort George in May 1813.

The U.S. forces used the fort as a base to invade the rest of Upper Canada. After a seven month occupation, the fort was retaken and remained in British hands for the remainder of the war.

After the war, the fort was partially rebuilt, and by the 1820's it was falling into ruins. It was finally abandoned in favor of a more strategic installation at Fort Mississauga and a more protected one at Butler's Barracks.

Open April 1-Oct 31 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Guided tours year round by appointment
Fort George National Historic Site of Canada
PO Box 787 26 Queen St. Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario Canada L0S-1J0
Tel : (905) 468-4257 Fax: (905) 468-4638


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