North American Fortifications

Over many centuries many military fortification have been built by colonial powers in North America. They were required to protect their trade posts and allowed further expansion. Forts initially mainly British and French became later Canadian and American. With the passage of time military tactics have changed and defense structures had to be upgraded or rebuilt. Today, not many fortifications are in its original shape, but still standing structures - one or two centuries old forts - in USA, Canada, Mexico or Bermuda are interesting historical sites worth visiting.


Canada


Fortress of Louisbourg
Fortress of Louisbourg
Nova Scotia, Canada
Fort York
Fort York
Toronto, Canada
Fort Chambly
Fort Chambly
Quebec, Canada
Fort Henry
Fort Henry
Ontario, Canada
Fort Peninsula
Fort Peninsula
Quebec, Canada
Fort Howe
Fort Howe
New Brunswick, Canada
Fort George
Fort George
Ontario, Canada

United States of America


Castillo de San Marcos
Castillo de San Marcos
Florida, USA
Fort Niagara
Fort Niagara
New York, USA
Fort Delaware
Fort Delaware
Delaware, USA
Fort Wadsworth
Fort Wadsworth
New York, USA
Fort Stanwix
Fort Stanwix
New York, USA
Fort Necessity
Fort Necessity
Pennsylvania, USA
Cape May Artillery Bunker
Cape May Artillery Bunker
New Jersey, USA
Fort Massachusetts
Fort Massachusetts
Mississippi, USA

other countries in North America


Bermuda's Forts
Bermuda's Forts
Bermuda

© 2007 Maciej Swulinski