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Fort William Historical Park

1350 King Rd, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7K 1L7, Canada
+1 807-473-2344
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This is a must see attraction while in Thunder Bay. The university students do a wonderfull job of... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2016
Goondiwindi, Australia
Education at it's highest level.....

...is when you not only get a lecture, but actually get to see what the teacher is talking about... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2016
Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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1350 King Rd, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7K 1L7, Canada
+1 807-473-2344
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Reviewed 11 September 2016

This is a must see attraction while in Thunder Bay. The university students do a wonderfull job of roll playing the original settlers way of life. The display is high quality and looks very authentic with it's working blacksmith, canoe building, vegetable garden, animal fur...More

1  Thank dcbeare
Reviewed 10 September 2016

...is when you not only get a lecture, but actually get to see what the teacher is talking about and getting interactive! We visited after the normal season, so many of the college aged re-enactors were gone, however we were essentially give a private 2...More

1  Thank TLV007
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

The people working at the Fort recreate the time period for you as you see what life would be like the 1850's. We attended an evening function during a conference where young people in authentic costumes mingled with the group and shared information about what...More

1  Thank Margaret A
Reviewed 7 September 2016

It was fun to be greeted by staff in character. It took a minute for the kids to get in the groove but once they did they started asking questions of the time period. Our visit mid-week in the summer was nice and uncrowded. Glad...More

Thank seaberry_9
Reviewed 6 September 2016

We visited the Fort on the day after the big weekend crowd so we were the only ones there. I was there with a 14 and 9 yr old. We were disappointed the lookout tower was blocked off due to loose boards. Some of the...More

Thank kattt48
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Our first time in Thunder Bay, and after wandering around downtown and by the shore for a bit, we found an information booth and asked what they would recommend. They said Fort Williams Historical Park, but maybe it was too late in the day for...More

Thank Cheryl6662013
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Interesting to see the old buildings and learn about the past. Lots to see and learn. My kids were interested but after awhile they got tired of all the walking. If you love forts and history then this is a must see.

Thank Marlene L
Reviewed 3 September 2016

We enjoyed our trip to the Fort. It was close to the Valhalla Inn. The people at the fort were very informative. We learned alot of new information from the staff there.

Thank Pam-Englehart
Reviewed 3 September 2016

This was a last minute addition to our amethyst mining in Thunder Bay. So glad we went. Awesome history about the trapping and people in the area. We had lunch in the restaurant and recommend the ale beef stew and brown bread. They make and...More

Thank Basswitche
Reviewed 3 September 2016

On a recent trip my husband and I started chatting with a local in line at Canadian Tire. He recommend we visit. We had no idea what we were in for being from the States. We watched the short video before the short 10 minute...More

Thank Sue L
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Response from Cathy N | Reviewed this property |
At least 2 to 3 hours. Take your time, enjoy the farm and aboriginal encampment. Many buildings and stories to be told by the actors.
Mark K
11 September 2016|
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Response from Diane-Arlan B | Reviewed this property |
I am sure it is open year round.
21 January 2016|
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Response from Keithscars | Reviewed this property |
Sometimes there are sponsored events outside the fort by the parking areas. I would check the event schedule to see what might be happening in July. Enjoy your visit!