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Fort William Historical Park

1350 King Rd, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7K 1L7, Canada
+1 807-473-2344
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great historic site

It isn't at the original site. We were there late in the season when the historic enactors had left... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2016
sheldon m
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Wonderful time at a historic park

Wonderful place to enjoy a walk in the fall Staff were considerate and friendly. .highly... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2016
Thunder Bay, Canada
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1350 King Rd, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7K 1L7, Canada
+1 807-473-2344
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

It isn't at the original site. We were there late in the season when the historic enactors had left for the season but it was great. Great tour guide. Great history. It even acknowledge the role of Grand Portage in MN.

Thank sheldon m
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Wonderful place to enjoy a walk in the fall Staff were considerate and friendly. .highly recommended to all to come visit . Can't wait for Halloween at the fort.

Thank sleepingiant5
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Totally enjoyed the hour and a half presentation by the docent. Enjoyed it so much that we plan on going back in July when the entire park is open and manned with re-enactors.

Thank Carla H
Reviewed 22 September 2016

My wife and I visited Fort William on September 13, 2016. Their tourist season ended on US Labor Day. While the old fort, reproduced some years ago exactly in the same layout as in the early days of fur trading was nearly empty of visitors,...More

1  Thank David N
Reviewed 21 September 2016

After settling in at around 1:30 pm at the Best Western plus we headed to the Fort Williams Historical Park (about 10 miles west of the hotel). If you have ever been to the fur trading fort at Mackinac (across from Mackinac Island) it is...More

1  Thank Tommy599
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Such a great opportunity for my grandchildren to see how Canada was first settled. It was a hot summer day and the role-playing by the students was excellent. The kids enjoyed seeing the different workstations especially when They got to make their own little tanned...More

Thank Patsy S
Reviewed 14 September 2016

I cannot say enough about the experience at the fort. The docent who escorted us around was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. He answered all our questions and we had the questions. The tour was a great learning experience. It also tied in with our...More

1  Thank Thomas S
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Many times I have visited this site and am ever amazed at the historical accuracy of the attraction, costumes, and actors that make us feel welcome and bring history to life.

Thank Trent R
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Structurally a great historical tour represent the Fort William as it use to look, albeit in a different location. However the activities and maintenance of the park is lacking and could do with an influx of funds and interest.

Thank Eoin A
Reviewed 11 September 2016

This is a must see attraction while in Thunder Bay. The university students do a wonderfull job of roll playing the original settlers way of life. The display is high quality and looks very authentic with it's working blacksmith, canoe building, vegetable garden, animal fur...More

1  Thank dcbeare
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25 June 2017|
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Response from Cathy N | Reviewed this property |
At least 2 to 3 hours. Take your time, enjoy the farm and aboriginal encampment. Many buildings and stories to be told by the actors.
Mark K
11 September 2016|
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Response from Diane-Arlan B | Reviewed this property |
I am sure it is open year round.
22 January 2016|
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Response from Keithscars | Reviewed this property |
Sometimes there are sponsored events outside the fort by the parking areas. I would check the event schedule to see what might be happening in July. Enjoy your visit!

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