You don’t need a time machine to see a piece of Canadian history this summer. A historic fort in Niagara will bring the War of 1812 back to life with reenactments and tours all season long.
Fort George National Historic Site, which sits on the shores of Niagara-on-the-Lake, was a military post that defended Upper Canada against American attacks. It served as the headquarters for the Centre Division of the British Army.
While the fort was abandoned shortly after the war, it has since been reconstructed and serves as a time capsule to the pivotal event.
The fort reopens to the public every summer and comes to life with reenactment actors, performances, featured talks and more.
From April 1st until October 31, you can watch musket demonstrations multiple times a day. You can also sit down with experts covering multiple topics from the era.
Of course, you’ll also get a chance to just wander through the fort. You can explore the Solider’s Barracks and Officers’ Quarters. You can interact with interpreters and listen to their stories that will take you back over 200 years.
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There are also special events that take place on the site each year. On the weekend of June 24, you can take part in their event that commemorates the First World War. Reenactors from all across North America will come together for demonstrations and more.
Anyone 17 or under can enter the park for free. Adults are $12.50 for daily admission and seniors are $10.75. You can find more information on hours, pricing and events on Canada Parks’ website.
Looking for more to do the next time you are in the Niagara region? You can check out our latest ultimate guide on the best natural wonders to explore in the area.
Whether you are looking to see some stunning views or blooming flowers, there are many spots to add to your bucket list.