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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.


Now Available!

Fort George Bill of Fare book cover

The Fort George Bill of Fare, by Amanda Gamble, is a companion to the historic cooking program at Fort George National Historic Site. The first section of the book provides the reader with a comprehensive overview of the cooking facilities at Fort George, the foods cooked and eaten by the Soldiers and Officers; and the social aspects of the Soldier's and Officer's Mess. The second half of the book features over 70 recipes dating from the late 18th to the early 19th centuries, with modern adaptations for 40 of these recipes.

Copies of the Fort George Bill of Fare are available at the Friends of Fort George Gift Shop.

Upcoming Events


Canada Day

July 1, 2015

Celebrate Canada Day in Niagara-on-the-Lake and Fort George with special events planned throughout the day. Live music and a spectacular fireworks display at the fort in the evening!

Visit our Canada Day page for more information.


Battle of Fort George, War of 1812 Re-enactment

July 11 & 12, 2015

Re-enactors from all over North America will descend upon Fort George as they re-enact one of the pivotal events in Niagara during the War of 1812. More info.


Fort George Celtic Festival

July 24 & 25

Join us for the second annual Celtic Festival at Fort George! More info.

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