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Fort Malden National Historic Site

100 Laird Ave S, Amherstburg, Ontario N9V 1X5, Canada
+1 519-736-6947
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A little piece of history

This is a wonderful site to visit with family for an afternoon out. They do hold events... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
ONTARIO1981
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CANADA
via mobile
History + River Front Park

Learn about the War of 1812 from Parks Canada staff in period costumes. Watch and participate in... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
I5884HDdeniseb
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Windsor, Canada
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100 Laird Ave S, Amherstburg, Ontario N9V 1X5, Canada
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+1 519-736-6947
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a wonderful site to visit with family for an afternoon out. They do hold events & reenactments, so visit their website and calendar to see when/what is taking place. Simply taking a stroll through the park is even enjoyable here while on a...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Learn about the War of 1812 from Parks Canada staff in period costumes. Watch and participate in activities of the times. Rest a while along the Detroit River. Be sure to visit during one of the many festivals held here!

Thank I5884HDdeniseb
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

ample and free parking on a historic site . amherstburg and fort malden were important sites to repel the evil american invasion of canada in the war of 1812 . many plaques and artifacts and sites to visit .

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Fort Malden National Historic Site is located along the Detroit shoreline. The site is well maintained and provides for a very interesting way to spend an afternoon. The re-enactments are well choreographed and just so very cool to see. The parkland where the fort is...More

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Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

This fort is a hidden gem nestled in a beautiful small town. The Fort itself has some beautiful views of the Detroit River. Try your luck At going during sunset. The kids loved the interactive scavenger hunt and rifle demonstration. We loved the in depth...More

Thank R G
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

We were very disappointed to find Fort Malden closed mid-day on a Wednesday when the posted signs indicated it should have been open. Since the gates were closed and there was no one around to ask what was happening we just continued on our walk...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Before Visiting Fort Malden historic site ensure that the buildings are open. Inside you will find genuine artifacts from the war and many educational exhibits.

Thank Jane H
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

Canada and the United States share the oldest peaceful international bordertoday and Fort Malden is a small peaceful park in Amherstburg. It wasn't always that way. In various wars and raids, the fort was too strong a base to be captured. It played a pivotal...More

3  Thank Paul S
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

Located in a beautiful small town Amherstburg in downtown by the water is this interesting place with some history of early Canada. Staff are friendly and knowledgeable. It is a small historic site but worth a visit.

1  Thank Rockend86
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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Small, but interesting Fort with a history. Staff in period dress were friendly and knowledgeable. Excellent musket demonstration. Enjoyed the soldier's lunch for $4.90! Excellent stew. Museum displays are informative.

1  Thank andy_geology
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