Fort George – Parks Canada
A National Historic Site of Canada
Go to Fort George website
Queen’s Parade – on the Niagara Parkway
as you enter Niagara-on-the-Lake
Access is pretty well complete except for the second floor of any of the buildings.
Fort George was built more than 200 years ago by the British Army for their headquarters and also for local militia and the Indian Department.
The fort was the scene of many dramatic and important events in Canadian history, perhaps most notably the War of 1812 where it played a key role in the struggle for the Niagara Frontier.
The Americans invaded and destroyed the Fort in May 1813 and it was rebuilt in 1815, abandoned in 1828, and reconstructed in the 1930s.
Visitors can experience the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of a garrison in the early 19th century. Costumed staff recreate lifestyles and activities of the period, so you can watch soldiers perform drill or listen to the music of the fife and drum corps as both prepare for battle on the Niagara frontier.
Events – From April to October there are numerous special events at Fort George.
The fort is accessible with accessible washrooms.
Check the website for dates and admission prices to special events.
Ghost Tours at Fort George
Go to Ghost Tours website
A candlelight exploration of Fort George, site of some of the bloodiest fighting in the War of 1812.
Tours are 1 ½ to 2 hours in length
Begin at 8:30 p.m. from May through to fall at various times
Call ahead or check the website for more details. Dress for the weather.
Old Fort Erie
Go to Old Fort Erie website for a Fort Erie Siege schedule
(all activities and tours on main level)
350 Lakeshore Rd.
Southernmost end of Niagara Parkway
One mile south of Peace Bridge.
Fort Erie, ON
Old Fort Erie is Ontario’s oldest British Fort (1764),
Site of the bloodiest battlefield in Canada from the 1814 Siege
Considered one of the best living history facilities in North America.
Reception building includes:
- gift shop
- 80 seat theatre showing the capture of Fort Erie by U.S. troops
The fort is an impressive structure with drawbridge, bastions and guns that are typical of 19th century garrisons.
Knowledgeable guides in period costumes bring the Fort to life with interesting facts and anecdotes about the war and life at the garrison.
You’re invited to explore the fort’s:
- supply store
- guard room
- Officers’ Mess
Special events are held throughout the year.
The fort’s main event takes place in August with the re-enactment of the Siege of Fort Erie.
Two accessible washrooms with doors from inside the Visitors’ Centre and from outside.
Washrooms are models of access and have automatic doors on the entrances.