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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!

Fife and Drum CD Cover

The newest Fife and Drum CD, "The Fifes and Drums of the 41st Regiment of Foot, Fort George", is now available for purchase in our gift shop! This CD includes over 30 songs and calls, highlighting the military music traditions of the early 19th century. Proceeds from the sale of this title will provide ongoing support for the Fife and Drum music program at Fort George National Historic Site!

Upcoming Events


Canada Day

July 1, 2014

Celebrate Canada Day at Fort George! More info.


Celtic Festival at Fort George

July 12, 2014

Join us for celtic music and dancing at the first annual Celtic Festival at Fort George! More info.


War of 1812 & WWI Trivia Night

July 22, 2014

Test your knowledge of the War of 1812 and World War I at the fifth annual Trivia Night hosted by the Friends of Fort George. More info.



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