The 1813 Battle of York has been taught in schools and found in history books for the past 200 years. But the Fort York National Historic Site of Canada welcomes visitors to visit the grounds and instantly be transported to the past.
Designated an Historic Site in 1923, the 43-acre National Historic Site was transferred to the care of the Ontario Heritage Act in 1985. Along with existing structures, barracks, and blockhouses, a new period-style museum has been erected to reflect the lifestyle and proudly display the artifacts of the era.
Costumed demonstrations, tours, and exhibits round out the experience. And be sure to visit during the summer months when the Fort York Guard comes alive in full pageantry and living color to breathe life back into history.
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