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Fort Ontario State Historic Site

1 E 4th St, Oswego, NY 13126-1233
+1 315-343-4711
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the fort

What an interesting place to visit. This really showed how it wass to live during that time period... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Riverhead, New York
For Grandparents, Okay. For the Grandkids, Passé .

Other than having a bit of fun running up and down the fort's grassy hills and peeking into the gun... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Diane W
Broadway, North Carolina
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1 E 4th St, Oswego, NY 13126-1233
+1 315-343-4711
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What an interesting place to visit. This really showed how it wass to live during that time period. Good piece of history

Thank rinzala
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Other than having a bit of fun running up and down the fort's grassy hills and peeking into the gun ports, the grandkids were not impressed with the fort. My daughter and I were interested in the history of the area, so, for us, the...More

Thank Diane W
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is some very interesting history related to this site regarding the War of 1812, as well as more modern times. It's all pretty well-covered in some neat displays and exhibits that are easy to explore. It's easy to overlook this fort, as it's hidden...More

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thanks to Tripadvisor, we stopped here to visit and were not disappointed. We have seen many forts like this one and we enjoyed learning about Fort Ontario's history. They have done up many of the rooms with flair, adding some mannequins to give it life....More

Thank CharismaJ2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a look around town with our Son's first year at Oswego State. being he is a teaching History major it fit right into our interest. Informative and surprising. The graves were interesting as well. The grounds are clean and peaceful. A must see...More

Thank alicialL6488BZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We actually hit this location too late to go inside but walked the grounds and enjoyed what we saw very much.

Thank travelzoom2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting site of historical significance. Information about fort is well organized and accessible.

Thank Capag
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This well-preserved fort on the bluff overlooking Lake Ontario has period dressed soldiers and women who will explain how it was back then. A gift shop is available too.

Thank Craig G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our cruise boat docked in Oswego and so we walked to Fort Ontario. It played an important role during the Revolutionary War and the war of 1812. The insides of the buildings and accessible areas don't explain that much of their functions, but some have...More

Thank StuartGustafson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful place to walk around and learn a little bit about the history of this great country during the French / Indian War. There is a $4 fee to enter the interior portion of the fort but you can certainly walk up to it and...More

Thank Ellesor826
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Susan Z
12 August 2017|
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Response from Eric P | Reviewed this property |
Not typically. Maybe sometimes as a special event
16 October 2016|
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14 June 2016|
Response from 197theresas | Reviewed this property |
I know that they are doing reenactments this coming Father's Day Weekend. Have fun!!