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Queenston, Ontario

The village of Queenston was home to a famous Canadian heroine of the War of 1812, Laura Secord. It was here that Laura Secord overheard American troops planning a takeover of the British fort further down river, and setting out alone, walked through the night over 31 kms (20 miles) to alert British forces of the impending invasion.

Because of her warning the British troops were able to immobilize and defeat the Americans 2 days later at the Battle of Beaverdams.

The town is also the burying ground of another war hero; General Sir Isaac Brock.

Visit Queenston Heights Park and see the Brock Monument, a National Historic Site.

It was here that the General and a small force of British militia and Indians turned back a larger American force in a stunning victory during the War of 1812.

General Sir Isaac Brock was killed in the Battle of Queenston Heights but his monument with its 235 steps to the top, still looks out over the very countryside that he gave his life fighting for.

The Laura Secord Homestead in the village of Queenston is a museum and is open to the public.

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