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.

Stroll along Niagara heritage trails

Enjoy walking, running, cycling, and dog walking on paved and unpaved trails in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Calendar of events

Take part in a wide range of events, special activities, and memorable experiences at Woodside.

Visiting Fort George National Historic Site

Activities and experiences

Things to do for the entire family. Explore our list of activities, programs, and places to discover at Fort George.

Plan your visit

How to get here, hours of operation, fees and more to help plan your visit to Fort George.

Fees

Prices of admissions including: daily admissions, seasonal passes, Parks Canada Discovery Passes, and more.

About Fort George National Historic Site

Culture and history

Historic sites, buildings and monuments in Niagara and the impactful role they played in the history of Canada.

Stewardship and management

Management plan, commercial permits, partners, site rentals, and contact information for Fort George.

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Contact us

Phone number: 905-468-6614
Email address: niagaraont@pc.gc.ca

Hours of operation

Fort George is closed for the season. 

Complete schedule

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