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Old Fort Erie

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Address: 350 Lakeshore Road, Fort Erie, Ontario L2E 6T2, Canada
Phone Number: +1 877-642-7275
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The old fort at Halloween

Even though we live within walking distance it took us almost 2 years to finally visit the old Ford. We decided to do it at their annual Halloween event. We take you on a tour... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Spencer L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Even though we live within walking distance it took us almost 2 years to finally visit the old Ford. We decided to do it at their annual Halloween event. We take you on a tour around the Oldfort and tell ghost stories and stories of historical significance at night by light of a lantern. They mixed in some history that... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Drove to Ft. Erie, Canada to see Niagara Falls from the Canadian side, excellent view, worth the quick trip across the border to see the falls from that side.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had no expectation for this place, as I am not much up on my Canadian war history. My partner was interested, so we agreed to check it out. We took the guided tour (recommended) and had a very knowledgeable, enthusiastic history major from Brock University leading our tour. It was end of season and there were only two of... More 

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Fort Erie, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We have been a few times to different events. Always fun and a always something new to learn. The burning of Guy Fawx is always a Halloween fun time. Great for everyone

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Dublin, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Fascinating to hear and see how the early soldiers, French, British and American fought to secure this fort and everything it stood for. The Iroquois played a strong role in this fort. Critical installment in the French and Indian War of 1763, The American Revolution in 1775 and finally the War of 1812. You can not miss this if you... More 

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Quad Cities
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

An easy drive from the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, Old Fort Erie is a well-preserved and reconstructed site of some of the bloodiest fighting of the War of 1812. The entry fee was quite reasonable for the quality of the visit. Great visitors center, with an informative film to start the tour. Nice bunch of young, but serious historical... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Canada has lots of great history it just is not so easy to find. Very happy you can find some in Fort Erie. This fall wanted a nice walk and to stretch after a long drive and this is a perfect place to do that. Very easy to find. Very close to the peace bridge. Very healthy walk in a... More 

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Holland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

This was a wonderful activity, particularly for my husband, who is a history buff. My six year old was a little restless, however. The guides were very well versed in the subject matter and we were treated to a "firing of a musket" demonstration. The main building was particularly attractive and well laid out.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Once I arrived at Old Fort Erie, I was impressed that all employees were dressed in clothing from the 18th century. They showed how to shoot with muskets and showed how accurate aboriginals could shoot arrows. Inside the museum there was a lot of information. They covered the Fenian attacks in Canada, especially in Fort Erie, to put pressure on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

My wife, JB, and I were fortunate to catch the last tour of the day at Old Fort Erie on Sunday September 18th, 2016. We were on our second day of what we hope will be an extended RV trip across North America to Washington State. Our planned route took us to Horseshoe Falls, then to the shores of Lake... More 

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