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The 150th Anniversary of the Fenian Raids | Cannon Program | Xplorer Program 
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The 150th Anniversary of the Fenian Raids

Firing a historic cannon
Remembering the Fenian Raids
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Soldiers from the 30th Field Artillery Regiment of Ottawa fired a 19th century cannon at Fort Wellington, Ontario on May 28, after a cenotaph ceremony commemorating the raids. On the June 4 anniversary of the Battle of Ridgeway, the QOR, along with the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry and in partnership with the town of Fort Erie, celebrated that nation-building battle.

Read more about the Canadian Army’s remembrance of the Fenian Raids.

Cannon Program!

Become a Gunner for a day and fire a real cannon.

Firing a canon at Fort Wellington National Historic Site
Ready Aim Fire!
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Hometown Heroes

Lt. William F.N. Sharpe, 1892-1915

Fort Wellington Xplorers Program

Check out the Xplorers program for kids age 6 - 11!!!


A family watching a re-enactment
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Guided Tours: Weekends July and August, 1:30 pm

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.


Fort Kids

Kids Have Summer Fun at Fort Wellington National Historic Site


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