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Fort William Historical Park

1350 King Rd, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7K 1L7, Canada
+1 807-473-2344
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A Wonderful Step Back In Time

Whether your a history buff, love the outdoors or just enjoy a different experience, Ft. William is... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2017
Atlanta, Texas
via mobile
Second visit.

We were here with our kids once when we lived in Minnesota. It was fun then, and although that was... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2017
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1350 King Rd, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7K 1L7, Canada
+1 807-473-2344
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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Whether your a history buff, love the outdoors or just enjoy a different experience, Ft. William is a great place to visit. The tour guides will give you a glimpse of life in a different era and it's a great learning experience for all ages.

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Reviewed 17 September 2017

We were here with our kids once when we lived in Minnesota. It was fun then, and although that was 30+ years ago, it still is a great place to see, even now. We're history buffs, and this fort has reenactors, who did a fantastic...More

Thank F4981JCmichaels
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

We visited in September knowing there were would be few interpreters, but we still enjoyed our time there. The lack of crowds and the ability to have conversations with he paid staff made up for it. We took the shuttle down to the fort. A...More

Thank Grmabear
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed the fort. We got there early. Would have liked to have taken the shuttle but it wasn't running yet that early so we walked it. The mosquitos were awful, we swatted the whole way. Maybe they should offer some OFF wipes if...More

Thank suzieq1811
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

This is the 6th fort we have visited and it was a great experience. Our guide was amazing and very knowledgeable. His attention to detail and acting in character were second to none.We learned a lot about our Canadian history and after our tour we...More

Thank Lawrence R
Reviewed 4 September 2017

We visited the last week of August and most of the staff was already gone. I understand students must return to school, but the price remains the same and there is no mention in the literature advising visitors of this fact. There still was a...More

Thank nicolemaf
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Planned our vacation around coming here with our family to experience what everyone says is A great place, only to find out that all the staff is done for the year. And it's only the Sept long weekend....There is nothing fun to do with the...More

2  Thank jodunlopjd
Reviewed 24 August 2017

We always look for dog-friendly places on our trips. Fort Williams Historical park was a really fun stop. We only planned on spending a morning there, but were all (6yo, 9yo, German Shepherd and two parents) sucked into 1816 and stayed from open to practically...More

Thank AmyOle
Reviewed 23 August 2017

While billed as the Ft. William historical site, this reconstruction is not really on the site of the original Northwest Company trading post. But it's a very nice place to visit, especially for the children. In addition to the entrance fee, for $5 more one...More

1  Thank Thomas H
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We went early in the morning to avoid the crowds, and maybe it was too early. It was almost empty, hardly any staff/characters, and the kitchen and gift shop were not even open, we waited around until the bread bakery opened, but honestly, it was...More

2  Thank Kendra H
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25 June 2017|
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Response from Cathy N | Reviewed this property |
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.
Mark K
11 September 2016|
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Response from Diane-Arlan B | Reviewed this property |
I am sure it is open year round.
21 January 2016|
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Response from Keithscars | Reviewed this property |
Sometimes there are sponsored events outside the fort by the parking areas. I would check the event schedule to see what might be happening in July. Enjoy your visit!