Fort York National Historic Site, Toronto

#11 of 57 in Museums in Toronto
Military Museum · Museum
At Fort York National Historic Site, experience the history of Toronto and Canada. Go to the orientation room and watch a short introduction video, to give you an overview of the history you're about to explore. Take a guided tour around the site to learn about its historical and military significance, and how it relates more broadly to Canadian history. The site offers an insight into military practices and the everyday life of soldiers from yesteryear. See their clothes and weapons, as you tour the site's various military fortifications and buildings. Plan a trip to Toronto easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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  • Fort York is where Toronto began. It is a battlefield and a rare collection of original buildings set amidst the new condominiums of the modern city. A pleasant place to havea visit.  more »
  • Visited with my wife who is a historian with a special interest in US history. This was a tremendous visit. The history of Toronto and Canada in general was presented in a very interesting and...  more »
  • The war of 1812 was the true war of American independence. Come find out why at the fort. War crimes happened back them too. Ask them about the powder keg.  more »
  • Great place to understand the history of Toronto. Very clean and the lady at the front desk was so helpful. As a foreign visitor I didn't know anything about Toronto history and she gave a brief of it. The whole historical site is very conserved and the items were well displayed. I wish I had more time to spend there. I was for 1 hour and half and could have seen more.
  • Had a great time at vegan fest. It was well set up, great music, awesome vendors, amazing food. One thing I cant wrap my head around is paying an entrance fee and then also paying for everything when you get in though. It gets pretty pricey.
  • A nugget of interesting history buried in the heart of the city. Welcoming and friendly staff. Quite a bit to see really. Fair prices. My only complaint is that especially with little kids access by public transit is not great. A good amount of walking is needed, frustrating because you can see the streetcars right there. Better access to bathurst would be a big plus.
  • Exactly what you expect from a historic site. Great cannon demonstration. The grounds are free to wander and the barracks are neat. I feel its falling behind Discovery Harbour and Fort George though. As these places have more to offer for a bit of a cheaper cost.
  • There is no reason why this shouldn't be free admission. The reality is that even though this site is in a great location, very few people actually visit and the asset is poorly utilized to an extreme level. Where are the festivals? Historical events and food exhibits? Toronto should take note of how some other cities utilize their historical assets (i.e. London, UK) and turn this into a proper experience that makes it a must visit for locals and tourists alike while generating additional revenue for the city.

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