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Ontario State Fort Historic Site
Today Ontario State Historic Site visitor will see the star-shaped fortress from the early 1840s with enhancements from 1863 to 1872. It is currently open to the general public and is being renovated in its two officers' quarters; one of them is not furnished, but there is a videotape showing the rooms appearing withiture.
Two guardhouses, a powder magazine, a warehouse, an adjoining barracks and wind sheltered city walls with stunning Ontario Lake view and subterranean rocky casemates and arteries to visit. Ontario's 4th and actual Fort is constructed on the remains of three former forts that date back to the Franco-Indian War, the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812.
Between 1944 and 1946, the fortress was the only U.S. camps for refugees from the National Socialist Holocaust who were predominantly Jews, as ordered by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. 1946 saw the relocation of Ontario to the state of New York and until 1953 it hosted World War II survivors and their family.
In 1953 it was opened as a state historical site. Everywhere in this country and throughout the Empire State, African Americans have contributed to shaping US histories, fighting for sovereignty and securing liberty. Ontario's long story spans from the Revolution to the present days. African Americans were present at every phase of the fort's story and ministered with honour and honour in times of conflict and peacefulness.
Their travels and histories will be followed by the forts through exhibitions in the communities. For more information, please call the Fort - (315) 343-4711.
Discover a wondrous wonder of nature, unspoilt walking paths and picturesque scenery, dive into nature adventures and enjoy the beauty of fruit gardens and award-winning vineyards.
Discover a wondrous wonder of nature, unspoilt walking paths and picturesque scenery, dive into nature adventures and simply marvel at the beauty of fruit gardens and award-winning vineyards. Enjoyment of funny, hands-on exhibitions at Niagara Power Vista. Joining the Social Club and enjoying the Thunder Falls buffet for just $12.95 on Mondays and Fridays.
Close-up & Fun! Discover the seabed in the Niagara Aquarium! Enjoy Penguin play at the new Penguin Coast 2018 exhibition.