The War of 1812

It shaped Canada as we know it today

An intense and critically important three-year war fought between the United States of America and the United Kingdom, its colonies and North American Native Indian allies.

It resulted in victory for the British and Canadian militia in Lower and Upper Canada, and allowed what is now the Canada of today to keep its territory intact.

If the struggle had been lost, Canada might not exist as it does today. The historic sites in the Niagara region remain major historical sites, including Fort George, Brock’s Monument, and many others.

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Ranked #33 of 112 things to do in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Mark G

Catonsville, Maryland

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The Niagara Historical Society & Museum does a great job giving the history of the area and visualizing what it was like to have lived here from the late 1700's to the present. The historic building...

PatB1215

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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As an American, and to my embarrassment, I have to admit I have never considered the Revolutionary War from the side of the Loyalists. This museum provides that perspective, because this area was...

torontocentric2

Las Vegas, Nevada

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Anyone who appreciates the 19th century architecture of Niagara-on-the-Lake deserves to learn the context of it at this first purpose-built historic museum in Ontario!

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