Culture and history
Fort George National Historic Site
Niagara-on-the-Lake has a rich history with a significant number of historic sites, buildings, and monuments. Together, they form "Niagara National Historic Sites" and help tell the story of 250 years of Canadian military history, from the early Loyalist days, to the War of 1812, the 1837 Rebellion, as well as the story of Camp Niagara during the Boer War, First World War, Second World War, and Korean War. As military reserve properties, all of these sites (except Navy Island) were used to train soldiers during the First World War and the Second World War for overseas service.
Learn how cultural landscape features like the Niagara River, Niagara Escarpment, and the Great Lakes affected local history.
During the War of 1812, Fort George served as the headquarters for the Centre Division of the British Army.
Battlefield of Fort George National Historic Site was the site of one of the fiercest and most important battles of the War of 1812.
Navy Hall provides a quiet place for relaxing and enjoying the view of Fort Niagara and the river where many historic events in Niagara took place.
Learn more about the history of Fort Mississauga National Historic Site in Niagara-on-the-Lake and plan your visit.
Mississauga Point Lighthouse National Historic Site marks the site of the first lighthouse built on the Great Lakes in 1804.
In the 1760s, Navy Island became the first British shipyard to serve the Upper Great Lakes.
Butler’s Barracks National Historic Site is a military complex of five wooden buildings near Fort George National Historic Site in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Queenston Heights marks the site of the battle of Queenston Heights and is the final resting place of Major General Isaac Brock.
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