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Fort Wellington National Historic Site of Canada

Special Events 2014


May 17th, 10 am - 5 pm 

Opening Day
Open for the 2014 season; Thursday-Monday (May/June/Sept/Oct); 7 days July/Aug. Site Admission Fee.


May 24th, 10 am - 4 pm 

Doors Open Brockville-Thousand Islands.
Free admission.


June 15th

Father’s Day Cannon Program
Various times by reservation 613-925-2896 ext 104
Enlist your father (or another adult) in the Royal Artillery for a day! Recruits will spend their time training to be a member of the cannon crew. Feel the surge of adrenalin as you fire a 19th century muzzle-loading cannon. This experience includes a personally guided tour featuring behind-the-scenes, hands-on involvement, and a souvenir. *participants must be 18 years +
Program Fee.


July 1st, 10 am - 4 pm 

Canada Day
Discover and celebrate why you are Canadian at Fort Wellington with a traditional cannon firing and loads of family fun. Join in children’s activities, historic demonstrations and refreshments. Free admission.


July 8th - Aug 19th, 10:30 am - 3:30 pm (Tuesdays)

Fort Kids
Enlist as a British soldier! In this one-day program children experience life as it was at Fort Wellington in the 1840s. Special children’s activities: period crafts, games and cooking.
Program Fee.


July & August, 1:30 pm weekends

Guided Tour
Be escorted on a journey back in time with a soldier or his wife who will share exciting tales and tastes of the fort’s past. Explore the fort’s history and features during an engaging 1½ hour tour with a guide in historic costume. The tour concludes with period summer refreshments served within the walls of the fort. Program Fee.


July 19 and August 9th, 8 pm 

Candlelit/Sunset Tour
Experience Fort Wellington in a different light through a unique candlelit tour with a costumed guide. Program Fee.


Sept - Thanksgiving, 10 am - 5 pm Thursday - Monday 

Fall Fun at the Fort
It’s your last chance to visit Fort Wellington for the 2014 season! Take advantage of the site in its quieter times. Site Admission Fee.