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Fort George: View from the Blockhouse
Title: Fort George: View from the Blockhouse
Description: Fort George was completed by the British Army in 1799 to guard the Niagara region against American invasion. During the 1812 war the American army did invade and captured the fort, eventually leaving in 1813. The Fort was re-occupied by the British army but abandoned in 1820 after the new Fort Mississauga was completed. The Fort was rebuilt as a historic site in 1950 and restored to its pre-1813 appearance. This view shows the fort from the Octagonal Blockhouse which is connected by a tunnel to the main fort as it lies outside the perimeter fence.
Date: August 2005
Blockhouses
Title: Blockhouses
Description: This view shows the Flag Bastion, Cottage and Blockhouses where the soldiers slept. The Cottage was not originally part of the fort and is a reconstruction of a typical settlers dwelling.
Date: August 2005
Embankments
Title: Embankments
Description: The fort is surrounded by large earth embankments and a perimeter fence.
Date: August 2005
Powder Magazine
Title: Powder Magazine
Description: The Power Magazine is the only original building still standing at the fort. Built in 1796 it is the main gunpowder store. The tunnel entrance on the right leads to a lookout tower outside the main fence.
Date: August 2005
Powder Magazine: Inside
Title: Powder Magazine: Inside
Description: This view shows the inside of the Power Magazine. Is that Elvis at work!
Date: August 2005
Niagara River
Title: Niagara River
Description: The Niagara River can be seen from the battlements. New York State is on the far side.
Date: August 2005
Entertainment
Title: Entertainment
Description: The staff at Fort George bring the past to life with recreations of the soldiers life at the fort. The costumed guides in old-style British military uniforms show life as it was in the 19th century.
Date: August 2005
Entertainment
Title: Entertainment
Description: Another view of the musical entertainment.
Date: August 2005
Blockhouses
Title: Blockhouses
Description: This view of the blockhouses was taken from one of the corner bastions.
Date: August 2005
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