Fort Malden National Historic Site

Information Bulletin - Hough House Update

AMHERSTBURG, ONTARIO, June 3, 2013– The Hough House, located within the boundaries of Fort Malden National Historic Site, served several decades as a museum showcasing an extensive collection of Parks Canada’s War of 1812 and Rebellion of 1837-38 artefacts.

Parks Canada would like to remind the public that even through Hough House at the Fort Malden site is temporarily closed to ensure visitor safety the Fort Malden National Historic Site, including the visitor orientation centre, fort grounds and soldier’s barracks, remain fully operational.

For the 2013-2014 season the Hough House’s artifacts are accessible and on special display at our Visitor Orientation Centre while rare objects are available for viewing on the new white glove tour. Our soldier’s barracks and grounds are also open for the new operating season.

Also, the Visitor Orientation Centre is showcasing a selection of hand-picked artifacts in a special display as well as providing a specialized and very unique experience of a white glove tour of rare objects in our collection. Contact Parks Canada at the contact number listed below to book a tour ahead of time.
For 200 years, fortifications at Fort Malden national historic site have witnessed and participated in the struggles which helped forge a new nation out of the North American wilderness. Fort Malden is part of a national system of treasured places that Parks Canada preserves and protects for the enjoyment of Canadians and of future generations.

Fort Malden’s 2013-2014 operating season

Spring hours (May 18-June 30): Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
Summer Hours: Open daily 10am - 5pm
Fall hours (September 1 - October 12): Tuesday - Saturday - Hourly tours at 1:00pm & 3:00 pm

For more event notifications or additional information:
Please send an e-mail to or
Contact Alisha Campbell, Visitor Experience Team Leader, Phone 519-571-5684 ext. 26.

Media Contact:
Theresa Paris
Parks Canada Communications Officer