Fort Malden National Historic Site of Canada

Facilities and Services

Site Programs

Fort Malden has special events and activities throughout the year. Call us for a schedule.

Guided Tours

Guided tours of Fort Malden provide a comprehensive look at the fort and its history.

Experienced, informative guides will show you around the site and explain the features of the fort's structure and design. Guides cover the living conditions of the military personnel stationed at the fort and the importance of Amherstburg as a British military and naval base on the Upper Great Lakes in the early years of the 19th century.

Guided tours are 45 minutes to an hour long and are available in English or French. Guided tours are available only for advanced bookings and special rates apply for groups of 20 or more. Please contact the site for details.

Interpretive and Visitor Orientation Centres

At the Visitor Orientation Centre you can talk to an interpreter and see a video of the site's history. The Fort Malden Volunteer Association sales outlet, The Garrison Gift Shop, is located at the visitor orientation centre. The Volunteer Association supports the fort by selling historical publications and mementoes, and by organizing special events.

The Interpretive Centre houses the fort's exhibits. These include displays on the War of 1812, the Upper Canada Rebellion, the British Indian Department and the King's Navy Yard in Amherstburg.

Access for Persons With Disabilities

Visitor Orientation Centre/Garrison Gift Shop

  • Wheelchair accessible parking, entrance, interior and washrooms
  • Portable assistive listening devices available
  • Audio tapes of main park brochure in English and French
  • Wheelchair (manually operated by a companion) available on loan at no charge
  • Closed-captioned video on Fort Malden National Historic Site

Interpretive Centre

  • Wheelchair accessible entrance and first floor exhibits
  • Wheelchair (manually operated by a companion) available on loan at no charge
  • Closed-captioned video on the Upper Canada Rebellion
  • Access photograph album portraying the second floor exhibits

Soldier's Brick Barracks

  • Wheelchair accessible interior

Paths

  • All paths are wheelchair accessible

Outreach and Education

Fort Malden offers a variety of educational programs designed for school groups. Programs include: Military Life Participation, Neighbours of Yesterday and Christmas at Fort Malden. Special requests can be also be accommodated. For details see Learning Experiences.

Parking

Ample car and bus parking is available at no charge. There is designated parking for visitors with disabilities.

Washrooms

Washrooms are available at the Visitor Orientation Centre and at the Interpretation Centre. All washrooms at Fort Malden are wheelchair accessible.

Local Community Services

In addition to the fort's services, modern conveniences, services and facilities are available in the town of Amherstburg.

Amherstburg's historic character is reflected in the numerous cultural institutions located in or near the town. Make a point to visit:

  • The Gibson Gallery..40 Richmond St. (519) 736-2826.
  • North American Black Historical Museum, Inc..77 King St. (519) 736-5433.
  • Park House Museum..14 Dalhousie St. (519) 736-2511.
  • Southwestern Heritage Village..ox 221 Harrow, Ontario. (519) 776-6909.