Fort George.

Fort George is an historic fort at Niagara-On-The-Lake in Ontario. It dates back to the early 1800s, when the border between America and Canada was ‘settled’ and the Canadians had to hand over Fort Niagara because it was on the opposite bank of the River. 

Fort George has been carefully restored, using photographs and drawings from the time to make sure everything was accurate and authentic. The only building that is original is the gunpowder magazine. That building has stone walls four feet thick, so it’s no wonder that it’s still standing. 

  

The buildings all reflect what military life was like in the early 19th century.

   


    

 

There are guided tours, or you can wander around and see everything at your own pace. You can also see a demonstration of the use of the Brown Bess musket, the weapon of choice in 1812. 

 
You can see a video of the actual demonstration here.

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