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“Interesting bit of History”

Fort Ontario State Historic Site
Ranked #2 of 26 things to do in Oswego
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 5 August 2014

We visited Fort Ontario July 2014. We spent a couple hours wandering around the fort, went in all the buildings and read most of the information offered at each display. Were interested to learn the history of the fort and the area. Spoke with a young man in the 'mess hall' he graciously offered to answer any questions we had. He and other staff we came in contact with were very knowledgeable and friendly.

Thank Catlingrl
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

Got there during a reenactment. Everyone was awesome. Very authentic!! Would recommend this experience.

Thank Chuck A
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

There for living history event, which we'd previously attended. Fort Ontario events are activity and learning events for the whole family

Thank Jen S
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

I have explored the south but not the north, so neat to see a fort up here. It is beautiful sitting on the water as it is, and most of the grounds/buildings are open. While many rooms were empty, there was still much to be learned. I enjoyed that they had an exhibit going on that payed tribute to when it was used as a place for refugees post war. The underground bunkers were the best part, but you have to climb up over the buildings to get down to them; terrain is a little steep and steps a little small for those that aren't as mobile or have little ones. Staff was friendly and helpful. I thought the overall exhibit told a story, both of the refugees and the soldiers before them. Really cool to see the ledgers and what things cost and how they were done back then.

Thank urbanagrl
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

We arrived when they were setting up for the French & Indian re-enactment. Beautiful, well-kept grounds with a wonderful view of Lake Ontario.
If driving through the area, it is a great place to take out a chair and sit by the lake and have a little picnic. Mini-vacation awaits.

1  Thank brendajok
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