The War of 1812 comes to life inside Fort George, the main British Army headquarters in the Niagara Region and the site of a key battle more than 200 years ago. Trained interpreters dressed as soldiers in red coats and their families share stories about life in the days before the fort fell to American forces. Spend a few hours with us along the mighty Niagara River. No matter what time of year, take advantage of our incredible programs. Please note, daily activities are subject to change.

Fort George National Historic Site is located in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. See our hours of operation, fees, and plan your visit page today!

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June, 2021

Enjoy the treasures of Fort George from 12 pm to 5 pm Wednesday to Sunday in June! Last ticket sold at 4:15 pm

  • A presentation or demonstration every half hour starting at 12:30 p.m.
    There is always something new happening at the fort! Catch the flash of fire and hear the blast of a Brown Bess musket fired by soldiers of the 41st Regiment. Tap your toes or, literally, march to the beat of the drums from our 41st Regiment of Foot Fife and Drum Corps as they perform on site. Or, sit down at one of our Featured Presentations with one of our expert staff who will cover fascinating topics from an era where our country’s very existence hung in the balance.
  • Explore the Fort
    Let your senses guide you on your own adventure through the Fort, as you enter through the gates and explore. Talk with costumed, passionate, knowledgeable interpreters stationed throughout the Fort, and listen to stories that will take you back 200 years to a fort poised for war.
July and August, 2021

Enjoy everything Fort George has to offer from 12 pm to 5 pm Wednesday to Sunday in July and August with a new activity starting every half hour! Last ticket sold at 4:15 pm.

  • A presentation or demonstration every half hour starting at 12:30 p.m.
    There is always something new happening at the fort! Catch the flash of fire and hear the blast of a Brown Bess musket fired by soldiers of the 41st Regiment. Tap your toes or, literally, march to the beat of the drums from our 41st Regiment of Foot Fife and Drum Corps as they perform on site. Or, sit down at one of our Featured Presentations with one of our expert staff who will cover fascinating topics from an era where our country’s very existence hung in the balance.
  • Explore the Fort
    Let your senses guide you on your own adventure through the Fort, as you enter through the gates and explore the Soldiers’ Barracks, Officers’ Quarters, and Officers’ Kitchen (indoor visitation subject to provincial regulations). Talk with costumed, passionate and knowledgeable interpreters stationed throughout the Fort, and listen to stories that will take you back 200 years to a fort poised for war. 
  • Pre-booked group tours
    Fort George will offer pre-booked private tours in the mornings once Ontario moves to Step 2 of the reopening plan. Visit our Tours page for more information on how to book. 
September and October, 2021

As the leaves begin to change, explore Fort George from 12 pm to 5 pm Wednesday to Sunday in September and October! Last ticket sold at 4:15 pm.

  • A presentation or demonstration every half hour starting at 12:30 p.m. 
    There is always something new happening at the fort! Catch the flash of fire and hear the blast of a Brown Bess musket fired by soldiers of the 41st Regiment. Or, sit down at one of our Featured Presentations with one of our expert staff who will cover fascinating topics from an era where our country’s very existence hung in the balance.
  • Explore the Fort
    Let your senses guide you on your own adventure through the Fort, as you enter through the gates and explore the Soldiers’ Barracks, and Officers’ Quarters. Talk with costumed, passionate and knowledgeable interpreters stationed throughout the Fort, and listen to stories that will take you back 200 years to a fort poised for war.