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“Stepping Back in History”
Review of Old Fort Erie

Old Fort Erie
Ranked #1 of 21 things to do in Fort Erie
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

The costumed guides do an excellent job of bringing the past to life. Learning about the battle and the life of the soldiers made this an entertaining and fact filled history lesson for all ages. I especially enjoyed seeing the command/living quarters which have been recreated to show how the officers and the common soldiers lived. We are glad we made the stop and recommend it to others.

Thank 604marlac
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Step back in time about 200 years and try to envision what life was like in Niagara! This fort which is rebuilt after the first one was destroyed is an interesting location to learn about it. Many battle re creations are staged here. There is a new visitor centre and gift shop too. It is also said to be haunted.

Thank NUTHIN_TO_LOSE
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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Had a great visit to Fort Erie this pm. The fort is pretty cool and the guys and girls in period costume really made it come to life. Good audio visual displays with some interactive exhibits. The musket firing display was fun and all the staff were very friendly and helpful. Oh and a great ice cream on the way out.

Thank Kevin A
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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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