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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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  • Being the smallest fort we have visited we were surprised by the vast knowledge that each participant has! We learned more at this fort, than the other two we've been to. We suggest you visit it! You ...  more »
  • It was a really fun experience. I love how they added so much new things to the Fort and upscaled the tourist shop!  more »
  • This place is not little known but it is often over looked with people rushing to cross the border in either direction. Interest in the War of 1812 brought me to see this place many years ago when I w...  more »
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  • Fun and informative tour of the battles here during the war of 1812. Rebuilt fort and earthworks with tours in costume.
  • I came up with my parents today because I'm writing a novel based around the War of 1812. Adam was our tour guide and he was extremely amiable and very well rehearsed in all things history.
  • Beautiful historic buildings and grounds. Experience living history at a battle reinactment or take a tour of the old fort.
  • Really nice after the new building was put up. Great Renactments.
  • 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.