Fort George National Historic Site
Soldiers in redcoats fire muskets, music drifts past blockhouses, a historic powder magazine, and cannons on the lookout. Step straight from the quaint Victorian town of Niagara-on-the-Lake into the War of 1812 at Fort George, a military post that defended Upper Canada against American attacks.
Visiting Fort George National Historic Site
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About Fort George National Historic Site
Historic sites, buildings and monuments in Niagara and the impactful role they played in the history of Canada.
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Completed after the War of 1812, the fort and its central tower were located at a strategic position at the mouth of the Niagara River to protect the British/Canadian side of the Niagara frontier and to serve as a counterpoise to Fort Niagara.
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