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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


A Garden Party on the Eve of the Great War

July 26, 2014

Join us for an early 20th Century style garden party to commemorate the declaration of the Great War! More info.


Fife & Drum Muster

August 23, 2014

Fife and drum corps and infantry units from historic sites across Canada and the United States will converge on Fort George National Historic Site, showcasing the military music and drills of the early 19th century. Mofe info.


Pride and Prejudice Tea Party

August 20, 2014

Join us for a fun and entertaining discussion of Jane Austen's most beloved book, Pride and Prejudice. More info.

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