Plan your visit
Fort George is an easy daytrip from urban centres like Toronto and Buffalo (in the U.S.) and is also just 22 kilometres from Niagara Falls, making an ideal detour for visitors looking for an adventure. While the site is open year-round, musical performances and military demonstrations peak during the summer months. Budget a few hours to see the fort, which can be explored independently or on a guided tour.
Take Glendale Ave/RR-89 via Exit 38B toward NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE
Turn left onto YORK RD/RR-81
Turn right onto AIRPORT RD/RR-90
Turn right onto NIAGARA STONE RD/RR-55
Turn right onto EAST & WEST LINE/RR-85
Turn left onto NIAGARA PKWY
NIAGARA PKWY becomes QUEENS PARADE/RR87
51 QUEENS PARADE
By public transit:
There is no regular public transportation available to the site.
Niagara District Airport, Hamilton International Airport, Buffalo International Airport.
Hours of operation
November 1, 2017 – November 30, 2017
Open: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., weekends only.
*Last admission sold at 4:15 p.m.
December 1, 2017 – March 31, 2018
Open: Noon – 4 p.m., weekends only.
*Last admission sold at 3:15 p.m.
Free admission in 2017. Other fees still apply.
Detailed fees list
Facilities and services
Fort George has a wide variety of services available to the public while they are visiting the site. Picnic and parking facilities are located on the grounds and the visitor centre staff are available to assist with any questions regarding the site and its services.
- Inside Fort George, visitors can explore eight meticulously rebuilt period buildings from the War of 1812, including an original stone powder magazine from 1796.
- An internationally renowned fife and drum corps, in full period dress, performs military music demonstrations in the fort.
- Live musket demonstrations showcase how soldiers loaded and fired British muskets during War of 1812. Adventurous visitors can even put on a redcoat themselves and learn to fire the weapons!