Niagara Falls History

Laura Secord Homestead Tour

Posted by on Sep 6, 2011

If Niagara history is what you’re into, then a visit to the Laura Secord Homestead is right up your alley. Amber and I had the pleasure of getting a tour by an old high school friend of mine and he was awesome! All the staff is so knowledgeable about the house and the artifacts within it. We were very impressed. We learned that women use to die from cooking because of their large skirts catching fire, that Laura Secord wasn’t recognized for her efforts until the age of 83 and that she nursed her husband, James, back to health after the war without a doctor, along with many other fun...

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Lundy’s Lane Battlefield Cemetery

Posted by on Aug 29, 2011

History is told, felt, and re-lived around the world, but not everyone can say that history occured in their own backyard; Niagara Falls can. Niagara Falls is filled with famous heroes and heroines that fought for many of the things that we take for granted. And what a better place to pay our respects then to walk through the Lundy’s Lane Battlefield Cemetery. Hayley and I spent a good hour walking around and taking pictures within the cemetery itself. It bothered us not being able to read some of the stones, but erosion had worn them down. We knew that at one point in time those...

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A Family Day in Niagara Falls- Queenston Heights

Posted by on Aug 17, 2011

If you’re looking for the perfect place to spend the day; picnicking, biking, playing tennis and hanging out with the family in Niagara, then Google no more. Amber and I have found it, Queenston Heights! Although the main attraction to Queenston Heights is often the historical significance in Niagara, we felt that this was really just an added bonus to everything else there is to enjoy. Amber and I started our day taking a walk around the parks paths and making a stop at the Brock Monument. You can freely enter the monument to read up on how Sir Isaac Brock helped Canada gain control of the...

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Things to do in Niagara- Fort George

Posted by on Aug 5, 2011

The Niagara region is rich with history, from Fort Erie to Niagara-on-the-Lake, and there are many historic sites, churches, military forts, and architecture dedicated to exploring it. Niagara-on-the-Lake and Fort Erie were both sites of significant battles during the War of 1812. That’s exactly why Amber and I decided to start our adventures visiting Fort George. As a Niagara Falls local, I remember visiting Fort George in elementary school so I was excited to go back. I had forgotten how nice of a drive going out to Niagara-on-the-Lake was. The roads are quite and beautifully lined with...

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