Visit the National Historic Site where, in 1813, British soldiers,
First Nations warriors, and Upper Canadian militia men stood
together against the United States. Be inspired by the military
personnel and their families who resided in Fort York and learn
about the daily life of a 19th-century garrison community. Feel the
past come to life and hear the stories of Black militiamen,
including both free and enslaved men. Visit the 1830s in a restored
officer’s living quarters and mess establishment, where British
officers enjoyed many of the luxuries to which they were accustomed
to in the United Kingdom, at the expense of the common soldiers'
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to common visitor questions.