Historic Sites, Castles and Forts in Ontario

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HISTORIC SITES, CASTLES AND FORTS

Explore the past at a pioneer village or step across the threshold of one of the many military forts across Ontario and see history come alive.

Forts

Relive the struggles of the War of 1812, when Canada's existence as a nation hung in the balance, at Toronto's Fort York, Fort George and Old Fort Erie in the Niagara region, Kingston's Fort Henry, Amherstburg's Fort Malden and Fort St. Joseph on scenic St. Joseph island.

Historical Sites

Experience the joys and the hardships of the early settlers at Lang Pioneer Village Museum in Peterborough or at Fanshawe Pioneer Village in London. 
Take a horse and buggy ride through Black Creek Pioneer Village and learn how settlers preserved their fall harvest bounty at Backus Heritage Village in Port Rowan. Observe 19th century baking in the kitchen of Canada's oldest stone house west of Toronto at Ermatinger Stone house in Sault Ste. Marie.

Castles

Explore the great stone halls and passages of Toronto’s Casa Loma, built in 1911, or at Dundurn Castle, completed in 1835 in Hamilton. Discover the legend of Jimmy McOuat at White Otter Castle an incredible three-story wooden structure he completed on the shores of White Otter Lake in 1914.

Two men re-enacting pioneer horse and carriage.

UPPER CANADA VILLAGE

Watch early life in Canada come alive in authentic detail in Morrisburg. Visit tradesmen, taverns and farms. Watch wool being spun and woven in a woolen mill. See flour being stone-ground in a gristmill.
Man in costumn standing at the front gates of Fort William.

FORT WILLIAM HISTORICAL PARK

Head to Thunder Bay and prepare to barter at Fort William Historical Park, the world's largest reconstructed fur trade post and explore more than 42 buildings on site.
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