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#1 daskrieg

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 12:52 AM

I will be visiting Niagara Falls/ Toronto area over Thanksgiving weekend where can I go too get good military items or see some good sights..

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 10:20 AM

It's been probably 45 years since I last visited it, but Old Fort Niagara is pretty neat. I don't think it is too far from the Falls. 

Here is a link...https://www.oldfortn...tor-information

 

We visited the Falls itself over Thanksgiving about 20 years ago.  It was COLD!  

 

There is lots of War of 1812 history in that area, but I have no idea if any of the sites have parks or memorials.

 

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 10:26 AM

It's been probably 45 years since I last visited it, but Old Fort Niagara is pretty neat. I don't think it is too far from the Falls. 

Here is a link...https://www.oldfortn...tor-information

 

We visited the Falls itself over Thanksgiving about 20 years ago.  It was COLD!  

 

There is lots of War of 1812 history in that area, but I have no idea if any of the sites have parks or memorials.

 

Mikie

 

 

My mother was a docent at Old Fort Niagara back in the late 1940's.

 

Across the Niagara River is Old Fort George on the Canadian side.  It was built to be a counter point to Fort Niagara.  It is an honest to goodness wooden stockade, more typical of old US Cavalry movies.

 

My aunt (or one of her relatives) was a child on the Canadian side, and lived in a house with an 1812 cannon ball still in the chimney.  Lots of 1812 sites as noted.



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Posted 07 November 2019 - 03:41 PM

Ive aleady been to Ft.Niagara, it is cool along with the small lighthouse next to it. But looking for any surplus stores or antique shops near the area.

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 04:30 PM

SoMe good military dealers I know live up that way. Not sure if you could see if you could meet up with them. Seems like there is a gun show around this time as well up there.


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Posted 07 November 2019 - 04:39 PM

Any info you can provide on that show would be appreciated

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 06:13 PM

If you head into Canada, the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum is a great place to visit. It is located in Hamilton, Canada.

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 04:29 AM

Any info you can provide on that show would be appreciated


Appears it isn’t till Dec.7th and 8th. I will keep an eye open.


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Posted 08 November 2019 - 04:37 AM

I might check out the warplane museum if its open. Too bad about the military show..

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 11:05 PM

Well bad news the museum is going to close November 25 through December 3rd any other ideas






If you head into Canada, the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum is a great place to visit. It is located in Hamilton, Canada.



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Posted 09 November 2019 - 07:14 PM

Here's an oddball little stop right at the Niagara Falls (US) Airport...

 

https://niagaraaeros...rg/collections/

 

I suppose it is worth a walk through if you are the airport.  Biggest attraction is a Lend-Lease P-39 recovered in Russia.



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Posted 09 November 2019 - 07:20 PM

Sorry but im driving to Canada not flying in..


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