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Fort George National Historic Site of Canada

Overnight Programs

Overnight role-play costumes
Overnight Program 1812 Role Play Fort George National Historic Site
© Parks Canada / Gavin Watt

The Overnight Program at Fort George is one of the most memorable experiences that a group can have. Students use a period barracks space (segregated quarters, heated space with foam mattresses) and are issued with redcoats, and perform some duties of 1812 soldiers. Groups have a choice of three workshops in the afternoon: (Artillery, Drill, Fortifications, Music, Trades, Uniforms, Weapons) some free time and choice of two workshops in the evening (Game] or 1812 Role Play] [optional]). Three meals (lunch, dinner and breakfast) are provided by a caterer. There are modern washroom facilities (including showers) very close to the barracks. Security in the evening is provided by a security guard. We have a selection of co-operating sites that we can call to help you book second day activities if you are interested.

Small schedule changes may occur to accommodate your group's Site Tour at an optimal time. Workshops are chosen by the teacher.

Day 1 Overnight Schedule

TimesGroup 1Group 2
10:30 - 11:00 Arrival, payment (cheque payable to the Friends of Fort George),orientation video, meet staff.
11:00 - 11:30 Group is taken to the Barracks, coat issue, rules and regulations.
11:30 - 12:00 Foot drill, marching
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch(provided) followed by barracks inspection
1:00 - 2:00 Site tour + musket firing
2:00 - 2:45 Workshop 1 Workshop 2
2:45 - 3:00 Break
3:00 - 3:45 Workshop 1 Workshop 2
3:45 - 4:00 Break(snack provided)
4:00 - 4:45 Workshop 3 [Drill ]
4:45 - 5:45 Free time [Games optional]
5:45 - 6:00 Barracks inspection
6:00 - 7:00 Dinner(provided)
7:00 - 8:30 Barracks Lore or Games
8:30 - 9:30 Free time
9:30 Lights out [teacher's discretion]
Day 2
7:30 - 8:00 Reveille, washroom time, Barracks inspection
8:00 - 8:30 Breakfast (provided)
8:30 - 9:00 Pack up, clean barracks, stow gear. - departure.
  • The Overnight Program runs from 10:30 am until 9:30 am the next day
  • Minimum for this program is 25; maximum is 60.
  • A $200.00 deposit is required at the time of booking
  • A list of workshops is available when booking this programme.
  • We offer reduced prices for chaperones once the minimum of twenty-five (25) full-price participants have registered.
  • All participants bring their own sleeping bags and pillows; no bed linens provided

For information or bookings call (905) 468 6614.