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Niagara-on-the-Lake in Niagara Region, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Welcome to Fort George

 
 
Welcome to Fort George Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
1. Welcome to Fort George Marker
Inscription. Built in 1796, Fort George was the scene of fierce engagements during the War of 1812. It was captured and destroyed then refortified by the Americans in 1813. It was re-taken by the British later that same year. The fort was abandoned in the 1820's, and only the original stone powder magazine survives today. Fort George was reconstructed between 1937-40.

Today we invite you to pass through the fort gates and re-live this exciting era in history.
 
Erected by Canadian Heritage Parks Canada.
 
Location. 43° 15.105′ N, 79° 3.816′ W. Marker is in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker can be reached from Queens Parade just south of Wellington Street. Click for map. This historic marker is located on the grounds of a national historic park. On the map this historic marker appears to be near the end of Bryon Street, but in order to see this historic marker one should probably pull into the parking lot of the national park, which is just off of the roadway called the Queens Parade. Once you park your vehicle the historical marker is just a short walk away along the pathway that leads to the Fort George's visitor center. Marker is in this post office area: Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At
Welcome to Fort George Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
2. Welcome to Fort George Marker
Close-up view of the text on the historical marker.
least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Niagara National Historic Sites (here, next to this marker); Fort George (within shouting distance of this marker); The Fortified Mouth of the Niagara River (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); A Strategic Site (about 120 meters away); Fort Niagara (about 120 meters away); Ubique (about 150 meters away); Guns Gins and Devil Carts (about 150 meters away); Six Pounder Field Gun (about 150 meters away). Click for a list of all markers in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesWar of 1812
 
Welcome to Fort George Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
3. Welcome to Fort George Marker
View of the historical marker in the left foreground with a view of the outer fortifications of Fort George in the distant background.
Welcome to Fort George Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
4. Welcome to Fort George Marker
View of a nearby display showing an overhead illustration of Fort George, and this historical marker would be on the outside of the front entrance to the fort, just beyond the visitor center.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 461 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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