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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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  • My wife and I were amazed at the information presented to us by the tour guides. The Old Fort was in pristine and original condition and the staff presented as they would have been at the time. It rea...  more »
  • The Staff here are very kind, and accommodating. We joined a guided tour, and the tour guide showed clear enthusiasm for his job, wore period accurate clothing, and provided a very insightful look int...  more »
  • Very well preserved and restored Fort, interesting History, the highlight of the trip comes with the Hospitality of the Staff at the Fort, very helpful I answering question and eager to do so.  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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