Over July 11-12, 2015, in the historic military fortification at Niagara-on-the-Lake, re-enactors from all over North America replay one of the important events in the War, supplemented by musket demonstrations and cannon firings.
After bombarding the fort, the Americans unload their tall ships and push the British back from the landing towards the fort. On the second day the US take Fort George.
Posted by Joe Hamilton. Find the Event Schedule and more photos after the jump. Organizers note that lawn chairs are allowed and some activities are weather dependent.
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10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Fort George will come alive with active demonstrations all day long including, muskets and Canon firings, music demonstrations and Historical presentations that will bombard the senses! Regular Admission Rates Apply.
2 p.m., “The Battle of Fort George Re-enactment: Pt. 1 – The Landing.” Join us as we re-enact the 1st part of the Battle of Fort George that took place May 27, 1813 in which US troops land on the shore of Niagara and after a lengthy stand off, push the British back and gain a foothold in Niagara. The battle will be on the field just outside Fort George and is free to the public.
9 p.m., Fort George is proud to bring back the award winning “The Bombardment of Fort George Sound and Light Show”. This evening show combines canons, muskets, pyrotechnics, Sound, Lights and Live Action to recreate the Bombardment of Fort George that took place May 25, 1813. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the Visitor Center or by phone at (905) 468-6614. *Special Combo Rate for day and night admission* otherwise Regular Admission rates apply. Tickets go on sale June 1.
10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Fort George will come alive with active demonstrations all day long including muskets and Canon firings, music demonstrations and Historical presentations that will bombard the senses! Regular Admission Rates Apply.
11:30 a.m., Memorial Service and Plaque Dedication. Join us as we remember those who fell at the newly installed plaque of commemoration just outside the gates of Fort George. There is no admission to attend the ceremony.
2 p.m., “The Battle of Fort George Re-enactment: Pt. 2 – The Retreat.” Join us as we re-enact the final stages of the Battle of Fort George where after a valiant stand the British forces retreat through the town and out of Niagara. The battle will take place inside the imposing walls of Fort George. Regular admission rates apply.