The Friends of Fort George
Located in the historic town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Fort George was the headquarters of the Centre Division of the British Army during the War of 1812, and played a key role in the defence of Upper Canada. Fort George is open weekends November to April, and seven days a week from May to October, offering visitors an opportunity to step back in time with tours, musket demonstrations, special exhibits, costumed staff and reconstructed buildings. Throughout the summer, the 41st Regiment of Foot Fife and Drum Corps and Infantry provide daily demonstrations, bringing the early history of Niagara to life!
The Friends of Fort George is a non-profit organization that works in partnership with Parks Canada to preserve and promote the heritage of Niagara National Historic Sites. Through special events and the operation of two gift shops, the Friends of Fort George generate awareness and funds to support summer student employment at Fort George and Brock's Monument at Queenston Heights.
Experience Winter at Fort George!
Fort George National Historic Site will be open on weekends from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm from December – March, and 10:00 am – 5:00 pm in April.
Explore the Soldiers' Barracks and Officers' Quarters, cozy up to a roaring fire, enjoy speaking with the costumed staff, musket demonstrations and more. Experience the life of a garrison in a country at war.
Don't forget to stop by the Friends of Fort George Gift Shop for a cup of hot chocolate before you head into the fort! The Gift Shop is located in the Visitors Centre, and will be open weekends from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm throughout the winter. We have a great selection of gifts and souvenirs for all ages.
Fort George Garrison Christmas
December 14, 2013
Fort George will be the site of a family holiday event that will include activities, crafts and games for all to enjoy! More info.
New Year's Day Levee
January 1, 2014
Join the Friends of Fort George and Parks Canada as we ring in the New Year at Navy Hall! More info.