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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. Plan your Old Fort Erie visit and explore what else you can see and do in Ridgeway using our Ridgeway trip generator.
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  • A site that is worth a visit for the history that has. Very good views of Buffalo. The very strong staff and explain everything very well until complete representations.
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  • Park admission included a short movie in their indoor movie theatre, than a guide/park ranger will lead the walk, doing presentation how the rifle was fired etc, and walk with visitors to various hist...  more »
  • Nice place to take pictures, stopped here along the Niagara Parkway to take a break and take pictures, neat fort and cool pictures of the front enterence.  more »
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  • We spent a few hours here taking a guided tour. The guide was very knowledgeable, the restoration and museum were rally well done. If you are vacationing at Niagara Falls it is definitely worth the short drive south to see this landmark.
  • This is a great place to go to learn Michigan and American history. People of all ages enjoy touring the fort and looking at the many displays. I enjoyed seeing the many artifacts found on the site.
  • GREAT experience. The tour guide was very well informed. If you love learning about history, this is an excellent choice. Plus, they give you shortbread cookies.
  • The blast of cannons and muskets firing are, of course, the highlight of visiting any historic fort. But there is so much more to see and do here with plenty of photo opportunities. Daily tours, period re-enactments and interactive displays make this a stop to remember. You have to know where you came from to know where you're going I was once told by a War of 1812 historian. Maintained and managed by the Niagara Parks Commission.
  • Had a great experience here! Our tour guide, Alex, was informative and answered all our questions. The reenactment was an added bonus. Will definitely visit again!