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.
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.
Hands on History
Have you ever wanted to fire a musket? Now you can at Fort George National Historic Site! More info.
September 6, 2014
The Friends of Fort George, in partnership with The Toronto Polo Club, will present two four-chukker games plus a half-time show on the Common. More info.
Grand Canadian Steampunk Exhibition at Fort George
September 12-14, 2014
Music from all over the continent and across the pond! The finest artisans from across the country! Performances to astound and amaze! More info.