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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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Sunsets !

A historic place suitable for people of all ages. It is a must go for some great sunsets and... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2017
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A must see

While in town on a recent business trip, I walked out to see this magnificent structure several... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
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1 E 4th St, Oswego, NY 13126-1233
+1 315-343-4711
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Reviewed 18 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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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

While in town on a recent business trip, I walked out to see this magnificent structure several times. There is a walking trail at 4th and Bridge Street that takes you there or you can drive out too. I do wish I could view the...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2017

We had an opening in our schedule, which some of us decided to go the fort, and we were glad we did. It helped that it was a beautiful day, which from the fort one can get a great view of the lake and surrounding...More

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 27 September 2017

We were looking for a place to have a picnic by the lake on our way to Canada. We were absolutely amazed at what we found but we are history buffs.. I was using the AAA map for NY and stumbled into this place. There...More

Thank minniejan
Reviewed 15 September 2017

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 12 September 2017 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 10 September 2017

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

1  Thank Peter S
Reviewed 8 September 2017

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 5 September 2017

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 alisa l
Reviewed 5 September 2017

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

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