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Well Preserved Small Fort on a Great Lake

Visited with family on a humid, late-August morning. Cost about $8 for both adults and think my 8... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kimberly W
Cossayuna, New York

So many things to see and a great place just to sit on the shores of Lake Ontario. The fort was not... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2018
Orlando, Florida
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All reviewsfrench and indian warself guided tourfort ontariorevolutionary warlots of historybeautiful siteschool tripdifferent buildingsper adultan interesting place to visitunited statesin great shapetwo hourspiece of historygreat view of the lakehistorical significanceshores of lake
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited with family on a humid, late-August morning. Cost about $8 for both adults and think my 8 year old was free. It was a self guided tour with an info binder that you returned to the admission office when done. The soldier's barracks displayed...More

Thank Kimberly W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love going to Fort Ontario both as a reenactor and as a normal visitor. It's beautiful to look out at the lake from the ramparts and the displays are great. The only thing I wish they'd improve upon is not ignoring other time periods....More

Thank Joanna C
Reviewed 18 August 2018

So many things to see and a great place just to sit on the shores of Lake Ontario. The fort was not open the day we were there but there was still plenty to see.

Thank sskroll
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Visited right as the fort opened. The exhibits are mainly in buildings on the grounds. In each building are well organized exhibits. The Safe Haven Museum is located within walking distance so visits to both are easily done. There is on-site parking.

Thank Johnson747
Reviewed 1 August 2018

A beautiful site with lots of history. Plenty of grounds to explore and the staff is helpful and friendly.

Thank Cherie F
Reviewed 27 July 2018

Any true fort connoisseur will absolutely love Fort Ontario for the rich and long history, as well as the freedom you have in exploring the area. The surrounding park area is great for recreational use as well if this is a family trip! Great to...More

Thank The_Erl-King
Reviewed 27 July 2018

So much history within this fort. We have visited on several occasions and we never get tired of it. It beautifully maintained and there are guides to help you or you can go on a self-guided tour. We have taken our grand children through here...More

Thank Maryanne P
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

Very nice part of history! The rooms have the soldiers things in them, sounds. The people working there are so knowledgeable. So nice too! Oswego is/was such a great part of our Great State.

Thank Allison R
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Nicely maintained and very helpful staff. They will even take those in need around in a golf cart so they can experience the upper level.

Thank chuckandpauline1
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

A historic place suitable for people of all ages. It is a must go for some great sunsets and photos. Great place to bring your dogs, or for a great view of overlooking Oswego harbor. Really nice place to just relax, listen to some music...More

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I know that they are doing reenactments this coming Father's Day Weekend. Have fun!!