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 #40 of 123 things to do in Niagara-on-the-Lake

thomasjohnston123

Buffalo, New York

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NOTL Museum has a diverse mix of exhibits rooted in local lore, nested in a period house with easy to follow galleries and a balcony space. Lots to learn about local and Ontario history.

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We had no idea this existed. It is in a delightful building. It holds so much history and the exhibits are very educational

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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...

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