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Fort Malden National Historic Site

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Good history.

For under 8$ went and spent a few hours and learned Canadian history. Kids did a scavenger hunt... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nigel R
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A little piece of history

This is a wonderful site to visit with family for an afternoon out. They do hold events... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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100 Laird Ave S, Amherstburg, Ontario N9V 1X5, Canada
+1 519-736-6947
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For under 8$ went and spent a few hours and learned Canadian history. Kids did a scavenger hunt with prizes worth more than what we paid for in admission. The youth on site working were very courteous and knowledgeable as they shared the forts history....More

Thank Nigel R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful site to visit with family for an afternoon out. They do hold events & reenactments, so visit their website and calendar to see when/what is taking place. Simply taking a stroll through the park is even enjoyable here while on a...More

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Reviewed March 3, 2018

Learn about the War of 1812 from Parks Canada staff in period costumes. Watch and participate in activities of the times. Rest a while along the Detroit River. Be sure to visit during one of the many festivals held here!

Thank I5884HDdeniseb
Reviewed January 21, 2018

ample and free parking on a historic site . amherstburg and fort malden were important sites to repel the evil american invasion of canada in the war of 1812 . many plaques and artifacts and sites to visit .

Thank djdexchange
Reviewed December 21, 2017

Fort Malden National Historic Site is located along the Detroit shoreline. The site is well maintained and provides for a very interesting way to spend an afternoon. The re-enactments are well choreographed and just so very cool to see. The parkland where the fort is...More

Thank Sophiepup1
Reviewed November 27, 2017 via mobile

This fort is a hidden gem nestled in a beautiful small town. The Fort itself has some beautiful views of the Detroit River. Try your luck At going during sunset. The kids loved the interactive scavenger hunt and rifle demonstration. We loved the in depth...More

Thank R G
Reviewed September 9, 2017

We were very disappointed to find Fort Malden closed mid-day on a Wednesday when the posted signs indicated it should have been open. Since the gates were closed and there was no one around to ask what was happening we just continued on our walk...More

Thank SengaMilne
Reviewed September 7, 2017

Before Visiting Fort Malden historic site ensure that the buildings are open. Inside you will find genuine artifacts from the war and many educational exhibits.

Thank Jane H
Reviewed September 5, 2017

Canada and the United States share the oldest peaceful international bordertoday and Fort Malden is a small peaceful park in Amherstburg. It wasn't always that way. In various wars and raids, the fort was too strong a base to be captured. It played a pivotal...More

3  Thank Paul S
Reviewed August 23, 2017 via mobile

Small, but interesting Fort with a history. Staff in period dress were friendly and knowledgeable. Excellent musket demonstration. Enjoyed the soldier's lunch for $4.90! Excellent stew. Museum displays are informative.

1  Thank andy_geology
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