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Near Queenston in Niagara Region, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Brock's Monument - Queenston Heights Battlefield

 
 
Brock's Monument - Queenston Heights Battlefield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
1. Brock's Monument - Queenston Heights Battlefield Marker
Inscription. The monument towering above you is a memorial to Major-General Sir Isaac Brock commander of British forces in Upper Canada at the beginning of the War of 1812. Brock died on the slopes below Queenston Heights on October 13, 1812, during an engagement between British and American forces. It was a battle that had great significance for Canada. This monument was constructed between 1853-56. It is 56 metres (184 feet) high and is constructed entirely of cut stone. Parks Canada maintains the monument as a National Historic Site.

Parks Canada invites you to discover more about Brock's Monument and the Battle of Queenston Heights. The site plan illustrated here will orient you to:
a self-guiding trail (outline on the plan) which will take you to the principal locations on the battlefield.
the Monument Lookout, where an interpretive panel summarizes the battle.
the Monument, where you can learn about Major General Isaac Brock and his memorial.
the historic locations of the defensive field works of Fort Drummond which was built in the aftermath of the battle.

Legend
A. Walking Trail stations
B. Battle of Queenston Heights interpretive display - Monument Lookout.
C. Brock's Monument interpretive displays (inside the monument).
D. Fort Drummond

 
Location.
Brock's Monument - Queenston Heights Battlefield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
2. Brock's Monument - Queenston Heights Battlefield Marker
View of the historical marker situated near the entrance at the base of the Brock Memorial Monument, along the side of the footpath that leads to the monument's doored east side, entrance.
43° 9.606′ N, 79° 3.174′ W. Marker is near Queenston, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker can be reached from Niagara Parkway just north of Portage Road. Touch for map. This historical marker is situated on the Canadian side of the Niagara River in a community/historic park area and is located along a walking trail at the entrance to the Brock Memorial Monument. Marker is in this post office area: Queenston, Ontario L0S 1L0, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Battle of Queenston Heights (a few steps from this marker); Brock's Monument (a few steps from this marker); The "Colored Corps" 1812 - 1815 (within shouting distance of this marker); Sir Roger Hale Sheaffe (within shouting distance of this marker); 5. The Decisive Battle (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Battle of Queenston Heights (within shouting distance of this marker); 1. Attack (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Laura Ingersoll Secord (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Queenston.
 
More about this marker. This historical marker is located in the Queenston Heights National Historic Site of Canada and according to the Niagara Parks web site, this historical marker is located "on the wall around monument."
 
Categories. Colonial EraWar of 1812
 
Brock's Monument - Queenston Heights Battlefield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
3. Brock's Monument - Queenston Heights Battlefield Marker
Another, more distant view, of the historical marker situated very near the east side entrance to Brock's memorial monument.
Brock's Monument - Queenston Heights Battlefield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
4. Brock's Monument - Queenston Heights Battlefield Marker
A distant view of the north side of General Isaac Brock Memorial Monument, with the historical marker being situated out of our field of vision, on the east (left) side of the monument.
Brock's Monument - Queenston Heights Battlefield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
5. Brock's Monument - Queenston Heights Battlefield Marker
Another view of the historical marker situated very near the east side entrance to Brock's memorial monument with a view of a War of 1812, English soldier, reinactor, standing at the entrance.
Brock's Monument - Queenston Heights Battlefield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
6. Brock's Monument - Queenston Heights Battlefield Marker
A distant view of the southwest side of General Isaac Brock Memorial Monument, with the historical marker being situated out of our field of vision, on the east (right) side of the monument.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 2, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 667 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 3, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   5, 6. submitted on June 29, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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