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“Well Worth Visiting”
Review of Old Fort Erie

Old Fort Erie
Ranked #1 of 21 things to do in Fort Erie
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

We drove down from Niagara Falls to kill a few hours and it was well worth the drive. The site was included in an adventure pass we purchased, otherwise we might not have visited but were glad we did. We caught one of the guided tours, which was very well done as it provided some great additional details we would not have gotten otherwise. We also were able to see a musket demo and a cannon demo while there which was a pleasant surprise. The staff were very friendly and happy to answer any questions we had. If you have even an hour or so to spare this is a great spot to learn a little history. We visited in the early afternoon on the Sunday of the August long weekend and there were not a lot of visitors at the time making it a little easier to wonder as we liked.

Thank JF25
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

We stopped here about 1:30 pm on a Wednesday. We went inside and used the nice, clean washrooms. There was a gentleman cleaning in the men's restroom and a lady drinking coffee at one of the tables but we saw no one else. no one was around to pay admission to so I wandered into the fort and took a few photos without seeing a single soul. I stayed for less than half an hour as we had an appointment elsewhere, so probably would not have paid to enter for such a short time.
I am glad that I had an opportunity to briefly see this historic site.

Thank RandyRoss
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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

The old fort got reerected in the 1930's after being destroyed
The site is well situated near the river and some reenactors give you some inside information about the Fenian raids and the 1812 war
There is a lot to see and the visitor centre gives you a good view about the historical issues

Thank krokko
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

We are glad we took the drive down to the fort from the falls. It was part of our adventure pass plus so we got in for free. The musket firing demonstration was great and rest was interesting. What we realized is that our teens knew very little about the war of 1812 as it really isn't taught in our schools. What we also realized is how much we had forgotten. It was a great refresher from that point of view.

Thank 3GandD
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

We took our grandsons to this Fort last week. Admission was too high - no family rate, no senior rate. Even though it is a historical site, the Canada 150 pass was not accepted because it was not Parks Canada but Parks Niagara. The fort is so small so the price was not worth it. Staff was very friendly, however, and the view of the Niagara River is amazing. View the film of the history of the Fort before going on the tour.

Thank Howdy2014
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