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Old Fort Erie, Fort Erie

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The first British fort constructed in 1764 as part of a military network after the Seven Years War, Old Fort Erie remains the sight of one of the bloodiest battlefields in the history of Canada. Transport yourself back to The War of 1812, where over 3,000 Canadian troops were slaughtered and wounded in the siege. Now a remnant of nearly 300 years of military history, discover the tales kept inside the tall grey fortress, learn the history of the war from multiple perspectives and tour the impressive grounds and preserved buildings. Don't miss the action at the live musket demonstrations, and if you'd like a guide, group tours are available. To visit Old Fort Erie on your holiday in Fort Erie, and find out what else Fort Erie has to offer, use our Fort Erie online visit planner .
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  • After visiting the Falls drove along Lakeshore Drive to Fort Erie. The drive was great with lovely homes along the way. The day we visited was the first day they were open for the season. The movie an...  more »
  • Lived here 49 Years and never made it here until Canada Day 2017. What an amazing amount of history in this little place. When one thinks about the whole of what this war did and what happened at that...  more »
  • Our visit to Old Fort Erie, was exceptional. The tour guides are extremely knowledgeable. The re-enactments were very interesting. Most of all our young friend said he learned more being there for a w...  more »
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  • Really nice after the new building was put up. Great Renactments. Nice place to just walk around the outer area if the Fort in the large park area. Just wish they did more ghost tours.
  • Super-knowledgeable and personable tour guide. This is a really well-done place and gives you a real feel for how the War of 1812 played out at this location. Kids and adults both loved it, and would be great for casual visitors and history buffs alike! πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§
  • Amazing place well kept, takes you back in time, great part of Canadian heritage.
  • Loved the experience. Recommend.
  • Great Staff, small but enjoyable fort that will take you a few hours to poke around. Love fire demos of cannon, mortar and muskets.
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