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 #35 of 119 things to do in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Robby G C

Toronto, Canada

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I really liked the Niagara Historical Society & Museum. We learned from the past. They started the military. Religious was also important. More women and children became victims and children...

TravelmamaSB

Pointe Claire, Canada

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Very interesting little small town museum. It was very quiet when we visited, so we had a lot of time to meandre our way through and look at all the old stuff. They have quite a good collection of...

Tomscobra

Paris, Illinois

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We really enjoyed the fashions of early Niagara. The iPad tour was easy to do and helped us with additional pictures.

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