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Fort Wellington National Historic Site of Canada


Fort Wellington
Fort Wellington
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Parks Canada protects and presents the cultural heritage and integrity of Fort Wellington on behalf of all Canadians.

Open to the public, the fort tells unique and authentic stories by facilitating real and inspiring visitor experiences.

Costumed historical interpreters engage visitors through interpretive talks, presentations and period demonstrations such as cooking over an open fire, rifle and cannon firings, period crafts and games. Special events take place throughout the year and education programs entertain school age children from the area and as far away as Toronto, Ottawa and Kingston.

Special event days such as Canada Day and Loyalist Days draw the most site visitation. Currently, visitors begin their visit at the Visitor Centre, enjoying exhibits and an orientation video.  Visitors then follow the path to the historic site where interpretive staff dressed as soldiers and wives of soldiers bring the site to life. 

The Barracks Store Gift Shop specializes in merchandise including local arts and crafts, souvenirs, historical publications, period games and clothing.

The Prescott Heritage River Trail is a walking trail running along the St. Lawrence for the length of the Fort property. This scenic trail is enhanced with interpretive panels exploring the history of the property and the use of the river as a transhipment route.