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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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  • This is where forts of the United States and Britain during the war has been saved. Is historically significant, could become a tourist attraction, but access is not so good for the people on weekends was sparsely populated. I think it is worth further afield due to store and reproduce the soldiers ' quarters place is Dim and no one felt fear even went to Niagara.
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  • Old Fort Erie is a must-see if you are at all interested in Canadian history. The guided tour was excellent with lots of information on the importance of the site and the events that happened there. T...  more »
  • Had an amazing tour and top-notch, knowledgeable, informative history lesson on the dates/times/events that evolved around this fort, the people involved and this area. Justin was an amazing guide and...  more »
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  • Amazing experience for all ages. The costumes of old. The reenactments will thrill your imagination of a bygone era.
  • 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.
  • The tour was very informative and we enjoyed the musket demonstration.

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