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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 Ridgeway, and find out what else Ridgeway has to offer, use our Ridgeway online visit planner .
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  • October 3, 2017
    The costumed guides do an excellent job of bringing the past to life. Learning about the battle and the life of the soldiers made this an entertaining and fact filled history lesson for all ages. I es...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    Step back in time about 200 years and try to envision what life was like in Niagara! This fort which is rebuilt after the first one was destroyed is an interesting location to learn about it. Many bat...  more »
  • September 25, 2017
    Had a great visit to Fort Erie this pm. The fort is pretty cool and the guys and girls in period costume really made it come to life. Good audio visual displays with some interactive exhibits. The mus...  more »
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  • June 24, 2017
    Amazing experience for all ages. The costumes of old. The reenactments will thrill your imagination of a bygone era.
  • June 14, 2017
    Fun and informative tour of the battles here during the war of 1812. Rebuilt fort and earthworks with tours in costume.
  • June 11, 2017
    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.
  • May 13, 2017
    Beautiful historic buildings and grounds. Experience living history at a battle reinactment or take a tour of the old fort.
  • July 3, 2017
    The tour was very informative and we enjoyed the musket demonstration.

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