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Fort George National Historic Site

Take part in a wide range of memorable experiences in this unique place in Canada! 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 niagaraont@pc.gc.ca.

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4 upcoming events

  • SOLD OUT - Speaker Series: When Antiques Attack

    Culture and entertainment History
    Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Location(s): Fort George National Historic Site
    Cost: $15.75 (taxes included)
    Wheelchair Accessible

    Friday, February 3, 2023. 11:00am at Navy Hall

    Dan Laroche has been at Fort George since 1988 and has been Manager of Fort George for the past 20 years. He has done years of research on Fort George and was one of the authors of the new publication “Fort George: A History”. Mr. Laroche will tell the story of the Battle of Fort George using original artifacts from the War of 1812. Guests will get the opportunity to see, and in some cases get their hands on, these artifacts, many of which have not yet been seen in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

  • Speaker Series: A Grand Musical Experiment-Reconstructing the Band of the 41st

    Culture and entertainment History
    Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Location(s): Fort George National Historic Site
    Cost: $15.75 (taxes included)
    Wheelchair Accessible

    Friday, February 10, 2023. 11:00am at Navy Hall

    Both Peter Alexander and Gavin Watt have been a part of the Fort George Family for the over 30 years. They started the Historic Music Program at Fort George in 1987 with the 41st Fife and Drum Corps. Just prior to the Bicentennial of the War of 1812, they began the journey of recreating “The Band of the 41st Regiment of foot”. Even though military bands were universal, very little detail about them was known, but on October 16th of 1812, the Band of the 41st Regiment played at the very public funeral of Isaac Brock, which is where our story begins. Come and follow their discovery of the 41st Regiment's band, the events in which they were involved, the instruments they played and hear examples of popular tunes that were performed for entertainment, ceremonies, dances and funerals.

  • Speaker Series: The British Army Gets the Blues

    Culture and entertainment History
    Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Location(s): Fort George National Historic Site
    Cost: $15.75 (taxes included)
    Wheelchair Accessible

    Friday, February 17, 2023. 11:00am at Navy Hall

    Peter Martin has worked at War of 1812 Forts for 30 years and has been responsible for developing programing, creating new museum displays and organizing major historic re-enactments and special events. For this presentation, everyone naturally assumes that if you were in the British Army during the War of 1812 you wore RED and if you were in the American Army you wore BLUE. This however is not true! There were several people in the British Army who wore blue! But who were these people? Peter Martin will discuss who these brave men were and their role in the defence of Canada during the War of 1812. His presentation will include visuals of uniforms from the time period along with original artifacts pertaining to these most “Royal” regiments.

  • Speaker Series: Niagara’s Women of War

    Culture and entertainment History
    Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Location(s): Fort George National Historic Site
    Cost: $15.75 (taxes included)
    Wheelchair Accessible

    Friday, February 24, 2023. 11:00am at Navy Hall

    Born and raised in the Niagara Region, Sarah Kaufman holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree, specializing in History and Politics, and a Master’s in Public History from Western University. She has worked in over 7 of Niagara’s heritage institutions. Sarah became Managing Director of the Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum in 2010 and is responsible for day to day operations, implementing Board directed strategies and policies, as well as the management, research and exhibition of the Museum's collection. This talk looks at some of the classes of women who lived in the Town of Niagara during the War of 1812 and highlights the experiences of specific women who lived here. The talk also includes a few stories of American women from across the Niagara River.

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