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NIAGARA BUS TRIP to Canada's Most Haunted Town,
Saturday, April 22, 2017
2:00 pm - 1:00 am
This Event is Now
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A RETURN 10 YEARS IN THE MAKING...
Join Haunted Hamilton Founder/Owner, Stephanie "Spooky Steph" Lechniak and her "HH Spooky MIsfit Crew" as they re-visit one of Canada's MOST HAUNTED Forts!
It has been a decade since we have visited this fort exclusively at night for a Paranormal Investigation Experience like no other!
In addition to one of the prettiest towns in Canada, Niagara-on-the-Lake is commonly referred to as the MOST HAUNTED! The most prevalent tales of paranormal activity surround Fort George National Historic Site. There have been hundreds of reports of paranormal sightings at Fort George, ranging from the benevolent spirit of a little girl named Sarah Ann to a more ominous presence simply known as "The Watcher".
Haunted Hamilton has EXCLUSIVE & ENTIRE access to this National Historic Site
for the entire evening of
Saturday, April 22nd!
Care to join us?
"Fort George was built between 1796-1799 overlooking the mouth of the Niagara River and Lake Ontario. At the outbreak of war in 1812, it served as the headquarters for the Centre Division of the British Army. Fort George consisted of blockhouses, an Officers’ Quarters, kitchens, a hospital, workshop, a stone powder magazine (which still exists), bastions and a palisade wall.
On the morning of May 25, 1813, the American batteries at Fort Niagara and along the Niagara River opened a devastating artillery bombardment on Fort George, which lasted two days, and destroyed all but one building inside the Fort. On the morning of May 27, 1813, the Americans crossed Lake Ontario, and successfully captured the town of Niagara and Fort George.
The Americans held onto Fort George for nearly seven months, but failed to maintain a strategic foothold in Upper Canada following their defeats by the British at Stoney Creek and Beaver Dams. By December 1813, the U.S. forces at Fort George had dwindled to a small handful of militia. Fearing a British attack was imminent, Brigadier-General George McClure of the New York militia ordered a retreat across the Niagara River on December 10, 1813. McClure also ordered the town of Niagara to be burned. Some 130 homes were put to the torch, leaving about 400 townspeople (mainly women, children and elderly men) without shelter.
Following the American retreat, the British re-occupied Fort George and maintained possession of Niagara for the remainder of the war. They continued to rebuild and repair Fort George, but by the 1820’s it had fallen into ruins and was abandoned for Butler’s Barracks and Fort Mississauga.
In the 1930's, Fort George was reconstructed to its pre-1812 appearance. Today, visitors can tour the blockhouses where common soldiers and their families shared a cramped living space, or the officers' quarters where upper class English officers lived a much more elegant lifestyle. The stone powder magazine, which survived the Battle of Fort George, remains the oldest building in Niagara-on-the-Lake (and the oldest military building in Ontario).
Among the recreated buildings and historic artifacts, occasional shadows and voices of the past can be witnessed, echoing the stories of over 200 years of history at Fort George National Historic Site. Join Ghost Tours of Fort George for an after hours exploration of this haunted location and learn more about the men, women and children who called Fort George home throughout the early 19th century."
Visit The Drummond Hill Cemetery Niagara Falls on Lundy's Lane
Visit The Stone Jug (Niagara Falls Old Customs House as seen in the movie "Niagara" starring Marilyn Monroe!
- 6:00 p.m.
Narrated Scenic Drive to Niagara-on-the-Lake Spooky Steph shares ghostly tales and legends from the Niagara Region as we drive along the historic Niagara River.
- 8:30 p.m.
Free Time in Historic Niagara-on-the-Lake for Dinner, Shopping, Sightseeing, Buying Fudge! ;)
Guided Haunted Tour & Paranormal Investigation at Fort George with Kyle Upton from Niagara Ghost Tours.
Arrive Back in Vineland
Arrive Back in Hamilton
* Itinerary subject to change
WHAT TO BRING
Clothing: Dress in layers and prepare for the weather! It could get chilly at night so bundle up.
comfy shoes: You'll be on your feet all day. High heels and open-toe sandals are not recommended! The location
contains hazards including, but not limited to dark tunnels, winding staircases and uneven surfaces.
Carry-on bag/back-pack:is allowed on the bus and can be placed in the overhead compartments.
Small Flashlight:Most lights will be turned off in the location for the night. Bring a flashlight but make sure it doesn't disturb others investigating.
Camera: You won't want to forget this experience, and
who knows, maybe you'll capture something on film!)
Extra Spending Money: For
some cool things we always have for sale on our Haunted Bus Trips and your free time!
Video Camera: (same as above...)
Extra batteries: We can't tell you how often and quickly these drain at haunted locations! Bring lots!
Paranormal Investigation Tools: We will have some with us for demonstration, and some for sale on the bus too!
Prizes! Don't forget to bring some extra $$ for our awesome prizes!
We Bring the FUN! Our Haunted Bus Trips are famous for including a Goodie Bag! You can also expect Trivia and other fun surprises too!
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CARD ONLINE Tickets are limited and all of our Haunted Bus Trips have completely sold out in the past. We recommend you purchase
your tickets as soon as possible!