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Fort William Historical Park

Turn back the clock when you visit Fort William Historical Park just minutes outside of Thunder... read more

Reviewed December 9, 2018
Brunina M
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Thunder Bay, Canada
Spooky Fun

I have been to Old Fort William before and it is well worth a visit any time. On October 27th... read more

Reviewed November 8, 2018
billdeeley
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1350 King Rd, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7K 1L7, Canada
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Reviewed December 9, 2018

Turn back the clock when you visit Fort William Historical Park just minutes outside of Thunder Bay, portraying the fur trade, arts and crafts from 200 years ago. the NWC, Simon Fraser, Sir Alexander Mackenzie and David Thompson were all big players in the fur...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Brunina M
Reviewed November 8, 2018

I have been to Old Fort William before and it is well worth a visit any time. On October 27th though, they held a Haunted Fort Night in connection with Halloween. It was very well done, the special effects were very good and the "actors"...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank billdeeley
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Was amazing. The staff sure put on a good show. The costumes and set up for haunted fort night were spectacular.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Becky C
Reviewed October 5, 2018

What an amazing group of young people taking us back to 18th century fort life from the time we began the tour until they left us to explore the fort. They young ladies that guided us through the buildings were in character right from the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bill W
Reviewed October 3, 2018

We spent a morning at Fort William on the last opening day of the season. Many of the buildings were unfortunately closed, but that didn't mean it wasn't worth the trip. We enjoyed the short 8 minute walk through the forest to the fort, which...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank CarolynLeanne
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

Gala: $140 Steak: inedible ordered medium rare, got shoe leather. Service: kids hired to put plates in front of people. Didn't care. After party: McD's

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RandyFromOntario
Reviewed September 17, 2018

Takes more than a half day to see, over 40 historic buildings on a lovely site. Great historical people to talk about, and it was the major transhipment point for the Northwest Company fur trade. Well worth the visit, but you will need the better...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ceajm
Reviewed September 15, 2018

We took a run up to Thunder Bay with the intention of visiting the Fort William location and to see the sites. Fort William is probably one of the best (non-military) fort recreations I have seen for the size and there were a lot of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RosscoInOshawa
Reviewed September 14, 2018

Excellent re-constructed Fort William. Guides are dressed in historical garb and are very much in character. For the full effect, would recommend visiting during the summer months. Most of the guides are college students and they are back in school in the fall / winter...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tucker W
Reviewed September 11, 2018

Walk through the various buildings and learn and glimpse the history of the area. Guides and speakers talk to you as if they were actually in the days of the voyageurs. Some aspects have hands on experience available. A person can see what life was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Nancy C
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Yes they do, English is the dominant language there. As for the cost I suggest using their website.
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At least 2 to 3 hours. Take your time, enjoy the farm and aboriginal encampment. Many buildings and stories to be told by the actors.
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