Activities and experiences

Fort George National Historic Site

Canada’s War of 1812 comes to life inside Fort George, site of a key battle more than 200 years ago. Wander through eight restored buildings, hear military music performed by the 41st Fife and Drum Corps, watch live musket demonstrations and enjoy beautiful views of the mighty Niagara River. Trained interpreters in historical dress share stories of the lives of British soldiers and their families, as well as the fateful day the fort fell to American forces.

Fort George National Historic Site is located in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. See our hours of operation, fees, and plan your visit today!

For more information, please call (905) 468-6614 or email

Calendar of events

Discover special events, seasonal exhibits, and more in the scheduled calendar of events at Fort George National Historic Site in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Daily programs

Witness musket demonstrations, featured talks, a fife & drum corps demonstration, and more at Fort George National Historic Site in Niagara-on-the-Lake.


Explore Fort George in a private tour with a knowledgeable staff member. Tours include a musket demonstration.

41st Fife and Drum Corps

The Fife and Drum Corps at Fort George National Historic Site is a fun volunteer music program for youth ages 10-14.

41st Band of Music

The 41st Band of Music at Fort George is the only band of its kind in Canada and was created to bring the sound of history to life!

Heritage trails

Enjoy walking, running, cycling, and dog walking on paved and unpaved trails in Niagara-on-the-lake. Trails are open year round and are free to use.

School programs

Learn about programs available for school groups at Fort George National Historic Site in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.

Xplorers program

The Parks Canada Xplorers booklet will help your child get the most out of their visit to Fort George.

Red chairs

Parks Canada has two sets of Red Chairs in quiet and scenic locations throughout Fort George National Historic Site.

Niagara 1921 designations trail

Take a road trip through history in the Niagara Region as you discover NINE National Historic Sites that were designated by the HSMBC in 1921.


Information on Parks Canada's volunteer program in Southwestern Ontario including joining the Fife and Drum Corps and the outreach team.

Facilities and services

Accessible Facilities Accessible services
Bus parking Bus parking
Electric car charging station Electric car charging station
Dogs on leash Dogs on leash
Gift Shop Gift shop
Interpretation centre Indoor Exhibit
Information Information
Interpretation Interpretation
Lookout Lookout
Pay parking Pay parking
Picnic area Picnic area
Restrooms Restrooms
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