My husband loves history and visiting historical places. We have been to Fort Niagara, Gettysburg and other historical battle sites. Since we were in Canada, we spent a couple of hours at Fort George! As it happens it was the 200 year anniversary of the American occupation from May 27 to December 10, 1813. Throughout town you could find reenactors portraying American soliders during the Civil War time period. During this time it was not the British flag flying in town by the U.S. flag but an unusual flag because it had 15 stripes and 15 stars instead of the 13 stripes. This flag was in use until 1818 and is the flag on which the anthem “Star Spangled Banner” is based. Source of information: Discover Niagara-on-the-Lake Visitors Guide 2013-2014. If you would like to read more about the War of 1812 Bicentennial or obtain other information on Niagara on the Lake, click here for their visitors guide.
I am not a civil war follower but I do enjoy walking through historical buildings or reproduction of them. I am interested in how people lived and more importantly cooked back then! We took pictures of all the buildings and the grounds so this will be a two part series. Below are various pictures of the canons and the entrance.
Below are pictures where the enlisted men would sleep. Some were allowed to bring their wives and children. The picture with the “sheet” as a door was for privacy for the families. The beds were bunk style for 4 men and were unassembled each day to ensure they did not have any civilian clothes. If they did not have civilian clothes it would be hard for them to desert.
Do not forget to check out the other postings from our Niagara on the Lake vacation!
Abacot Hall B&B at Niagara on the Lake
Niagara on the Lake Shaw Festival, Shaw Cafe & Wine Bar
Niagara on the Lake – The Butterfly Conservatory
Niagara on the Lake – Fort George Part 1
Niagara on the Lake – Fort George Part 2
Niagara on the Lake – Beautiful Homes and Architecture!
Niagara on the Lake – Their Beautiful Gardens Part 1
Pomegranate Martini & Niagara on the Lake and Their Beautiful Gardens Part 2
Niagara on the Lake and Their Beautiful Gardens Part 3
Niagara-on-the-Lake: The Old Winery Restaurant
Various Pictures from Niagara-on-the-Lake
Niagara-on-the-Lake: Queenston Heights Restaurant
Queens Royal Park
Niagara-on-the-Lake: Angie Strauss Art Gallery