Canada’s War of 1812 comes to life inside Fort George, site of a key battle more than 200 years ago. Wander through eight restored buildings, hear military music performed by the 41st Fife and Drum Corps, watch live musket demonstrations and enjoy beautiful views of the mighty Niagara River. Trained interpreters in historical dress share stories of the lives of British soldiers and their families, as well as the fateful day the fort fell to American forces.

Fort George National Historic Site is located in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. See our hours of operation, fees, and plan your visit today! For more information, please call 905-468-6614 or email


  • Musket demonstration

    Watch the flash of fire and hear the blast of a Brown Bess musket like those used in the War of 1812.

  • Visite guidée / Guided tours


    Join a costumed interpreter for a guided tour and learn about life in a garrison on the brink of war. Fort George also offers pre-booked tours to groups. 

  • Explore the Fort

    Let your senses guide you on a tour through the Fort: step through the carefully restored buildings, smell and feel the warmth of the fire place, and listen to stories that will take you back 200 years.

  • Un frère et une sœur utilisant les livrets Xplorateurs de Parcs Canada dans le tunnel, lieu historique national du Fort-George. / A brother and sister using Parks Canada’s Xplorers booklets in the tunnel, Fort George National Historic Site.

    The Xplorers program offers great opportunities to have fun as a family.

    The Parks Canada Xplorers booklet will help your child get the most out of their visit, provide your family with a great experience, and give you the inside track on this amazing site.

  • ​Red chairs

    Parks Canada has two sets of red Adirondack chairs in quiet and scenic locations throughout Fort George National Historic Site. It’s time to connect! With nature - with history - with friends and family.

  • ​Let military music from the Fife and Drum Corps and Band of Music fill your ears.

    Hear the military music of Fort George National Historic Site’s Fife and Drum Corps as well as the social tunes popular during the War of 1812 performed on historic instruments by the unique Band of Music.

All activities

Sea birds Bird watching
Hiking Hiking
Photo Opportunity Photography
Dogs on leash Dog walking
Notice board Interpretive trail
Picnic area Picnicking
Geocaching Geocaching
Lookout Lookout
Interpretation Tours and programs