Get a glimpse into 19th century military life at Fort George National Historic Site. This video shows you some of the activities you can see and take part in at this historic fort. Talk with the soldiers in their impressive period uniforms. See the smoke and hear the noise as soldiers fire their muskets. Step inside the officer's kitchen to discover what is on today's menu. See children try on soldiers' uniforms and watch their expressions! Listen to the sounds of a bodhrun and penny whistle as musicians perform an Irish tune. Take a visit of the site's museum and see some of the exhibits on display.
Located in Niagara on the Lake, less than two hours from Toronto, Fort George National Historic Site transports us back to the War of 1812, when tensions between British North America and the United States erupted into open conflict. Completed in 1802, Fort George was an imposing British headquarters that stood guard over transportation on the Niagara River. Although captured and destroyed by American troops during the Battle of Fort George, the American forces were eventually repelled and the site returned to British control. Today you can explore a reconstruction of the fort and experience what life was like for soldiers during this tumultuous time.