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350 Lakeshore Rd, Fort Erie Ontario Canada, L0S 1J0

Canada's Bloodiest Battlefield

 Step back into a time of red coats, black powder and gray fortress walls. Over 200 years of living history resides within, at Old Fort Erie. 

Facts & Figures Old Fort Erie

  • the site of ancient flint quarries
  • the first fort built in Ontario by the British - in 1764 during Pontiac’s Rebellion
  • a base for British troops, Loyalist Rangers and Iroquois Warriors during the American Revolution (1775 – 1783)
  • Canada’s bloodiest field of battle with over 3000 troops killed and wounded during the Siege of Fort Erie August 3 to September 21, 1814
  • the major crossing point into Canada of the Underground Railroad 1793 - 1865
  • occupied by the Fenians (Irish Republican Army) during their largest raid, 1866
  • visited by Pontiac, General Brock, General Winfield Scott, Lord and Lady Simcoe, Prince Edward (future King Edward VII), Mark Twain.

 

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