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Battle of Fort George Reenactment
The Battle of Fort George Reenactment

U.S. soldiers patrolled the Olde Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake this past weekend, flying their 15-stripe flag after the Battle of Fort George Battle of Fort George Reenactment reenactment enjoyed by a huge crowd of spectators on a beautiful day. The outcome (as predicted) was the same as that of 200 years ago, but fortunately the Americans did not burn down the entire town again.

The town then was referred to as Niagara. In Upper Canada, Fort George was the westernmost of the British fortified posts on Lake Ontario. Across the river, on the US side sat Fort Niagara. The battle originally took place May 25-27, 1813.

The major battle reenactments took place Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. in The Commons, just outside the fort, free to the public to attend. Fort George was open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, with regular admission rates applying. Demonstrations and myriad activities as well as an evening show, "The Bombardment of Fort George," on Saturday starting at 8 p.m.

Students dressed as period American soldiers patrolled along Queen and King Streets while soldiers interacted with residents and tourists alike, providing literature and information about what Niagara would have been like at that time.

Battle of Fort George Reenactment



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