First built during the War of 1812 to defend the St. Lawrence River shipping route from attack by the United States, Fort Wellington also helped thwart another American invasion during the 1837-38 Upper and Lower Canada rebellions. Explore the wreck of an 1812-era gunboat, try on a costume and take part in military drill, witness a cannon firing, savour period treats cooked over an open fire, or play games from long ago.
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Celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary at Parks Canada’s historic canals.
Hours of operation
Closed for the winter
Open all year round for school groups upon reservation
Free admission in 2017. Other fees still apply.
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