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Fort George Historic Site

Left: War of 1812 Bicentennial commemorative flag on display over the Fort. Top right: Entrance sign to Fort George. Bottom right: Parks Canada signage at the entrance to the Fort along Queen's Parade. 
Photos: Michelle Gregson, 2013.



Fort George is a national historic site on the south side of the Old Town district of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Fort George was the main headquarters of the centre division of the British Army during War 1812, and also played a large role in the defence of Upper Canada.


Fort George National Historic Site provides tours that bring you back to the 19th century through skits, artifacts, and samples of food that are prepared as they were during that time. It is a wonderful place to learn the history of the War of 1812. Just a five-minute walk northwest along Queen's Parade / Picton Street is the historic town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, where you can continue your explorations through time.


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Hours of Operation


May 1, 2013 – October 31, 2013.
Open 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, seven days a week.

November 1, 2013 – November 30, 2013
Open 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, weekends only.

December 1, 2013 – March 31, 2014
Open 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm, weekends only.

April 1, 2014 – April 30, 2014
Open 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, weekends only.


*Group visitation available year round by reservation.




From Toronto:
Take the Queen Elizabeth Way (Niagara) towards St. Catharines
Take exit 47 for Ontario Street toward County Road-42
Turn left at Ontario Street
Continue onto Lakeshore Road
Continue onto Grant-Niagara Townline Road
Slight right at Lakeshore Road
Continue onto Mary Street
Turn left at Mississauga Street
Turn right at Queen Street

From Niagara:

Head north on Victoria Avenue toward Valley Way

Turn left at Niagara Parkway

Continue onto Niagara River Boulevard

Turn right to stay on Niagara River Boulevard

Take the first left to stay on Niagara River Boulevard




Overlooking the Niagara River, Fort George was built between 1796 and 1802. This fortification served as the headquarters for the Centre Division of the British Army during the War of 1812, and played a crucial role in the defense of Upper Canada. Fort George saw action during the Battle of Queenston Heights, was destroyed and captured by the Americans during the Battle of Fort George, and was reclaimed by the British seven months later.

Further Information

Parks Canada: Fort George National Historic Site of Canada: http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/lhn-nhs/on/fortgeorge/natcul.aspx

Wikipedia: Fort George, Ontario: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_George,_Ontario

Official War of 1812 Bicentennial Website: Fort George.  http://www.visit1812.com/historic-sites/FortGeorge.html 



Ownership & Management

Parks Canada

Admission Fee

Daily -> Adult $ 11.70 Senior $ 10.05 Youth $ 5.80 Family/Group $ 29.40 "Commercial Group, per person $10.05 Seasonal -> Adult $ 29.40 Senior $ 25.00 Youth $ 14.70 Family/Group $ 73.60


26 Queen's Parade
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
L0S 1J0


(905) 468-6614

GPS Co-ordinates

Latitude 43.250940
Longitude -79.065645


Fort George
26 Queen's Parade
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
L0S 1J0
Tel (905) 468-6614
Fax Fax (905) 468-4638
Email ont-niagara@pc.gc.ca

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