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Fort Ontario State Historic Site

1 E 4th St, Oswego, NY 13126-1233
+1 315-343-4711
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Interesting Spot on History

Beautiful place to walk around and learn a little bit about the history of this great country... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Parrish, Florida
Great preservation effort

Fort used in the French and Indian war along with the War of 1812. Also used as a camp for... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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1 E 4th St, Oswego, NY 13126-1233
+1 315-343-4711
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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful place to walk around and learn a little bit about the history of this great country during the French / Indian War. There is a $4 fee to enter the interior portion of the fort but you can certainly walk up to it and...More

Thank Ellesor826
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fort used in the French and Indian war along with the War of 1812. Also used as a camp for holocaust survivors after World War II. They are still working on the preservation but it is already a great visit.

Thank jekcpa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Fort this afternoon on a whim 1 hour before closing. I had a 4 and 7 year old and this was pleased time to walk through the self guided tour r use the facilities and visit the little store. There was a...More

Thank Maria A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very well reconstruction of the Civil War Era of this fort. This fort spans many years but the Era the historical society focused on was post Civil War. It's well maintained and is self guided with a book you are given when you pay a...More

Thank OilRegionTraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fort Ontario is the last fort built at this location. The self guided tour allows one to explore at one's own pace and according to one's one particular interest. The fort was operational from the Civil War through the end of WWII, when it welcomed...More

1  Thank JohnHistory
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful setting, great views and lots of history. I'd add a trip north through Sachet's Harbor and Alexandria Bay to hear more about both Revolution and the French & Indian Wars.

Thank Judi M
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Very nice site and well maintained. It looked like restoration is ongoing with just minor problems needing work. Good information in a self tour guidebook. The fort had been used, destroyed, and rebuilt during many campaigns. British, French, and US Armies have all used this...More

Thank Wirunaways
Reviewed 14 July 2017

I was attracted to Oswego because it’s beautiful Fort. Wow! The Fort was massive constructed by solid stone. We bought our tickets and the guard told us to go up the hill as the views were beautiful there. He was right the view on the...More

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We were in town for a wedding and stopped here to spend some time in the afternoon. We didn't budget enough time, thinking we could see this in 45 minutes to an hour, but we had to cut half of it short. There was a...More

Thank Sheri H
Reviewed 28 June 2017

This was a surprising site - it did not appear to have much to offer, but in fact it did. We were there with our son and his family, so we ranged in age from 70s to 4 and we all had a wonderful time....More

Thank Jennifer B
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Response from Eric P | Reviewed this property |
Not typically. Maybe sometimes as a special event
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Response from Theresa S | Reviewed this property |
I know that they are doing reenactments this coming Father's Day Weekend. Have fun!!