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Fort George National Historic Site

Overnight Programs

The Overnight Program at Fort George is one of the most memorable experiences that a group can have. Students use a period barracks space (segregated quarters, heated space with foam mattresses) and are issued with redcoats, and perform some duties of 1812 soldiers. Groups have a choice of three workshops in the afternoon: (Artillery, Drill, Fortifications, Music, Trades, Uniforms, Weapons) some free time and choice of two workshops in the evening (Game] or 1812 Role Play] [optional]). Three meals (lunch, dinner and breakfast) are provided by a caterer. There are modern washroom facilities (including showers) very close to the barracks. Security in the evening is provided by a security guard.

Small schedule changes may occur to accommodate your group's Site Tour at an optimal time. Workshops are chosen by the teacher.

Day 1 Overnight Schedule

TimesGroup 1Group 2
10:30 - 11:00 Arrival, payment, orientation video, meet staff.
11:00 - 11:30 Group is taken to the Barracks, coat issue, rules and regulations.
11:30 - 12:00 Foot drill, marching
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch(provided) followed by barracks inspection
1:00 - 2:00 Site tour + musket firing
2:00 - 2:45 Workshop 1 Workshop 2
2:45 - 3:00 Break
3:00 - 3:45 Workshop 1 Workshop 2
3:45 - 4:00 Break(snack provided)
4:00 - 4:45 Workshop 3 [Drill ]
4:45 - 5:45 Free time [Games optional]
5:45 - 6:00 Barracks inspection
6:00 - 7:00 Dinner(provided)
7:00 - 8:30 Barracks Lore or Games
8:30 - 9:30 Free time
9:30 Lights out [teacher's discretion]
Day 2
7:30 - 8:00 Reveille, washroom time, Barracks inspection
8:00 - 8:30 Breakfast (provided)
8:30 - 9:00 Pack up, clean barracks, stow gear. - departure.
  • The Overnight Program runs from 10:30 am until 9:30 am the next day
  • Minimum for this program is 25; maximum is 60.
  • A $200.00 deposit is required at the time of booking
  • A list of workshops is available when booking this programme.
  • We offer reduced prices for chaperones once the minimum of twenty-five (25) full-price participants have registered.
  • All participants bring their own sleeping bags and pillows; no bed linens provided

For information or bookings, call: (905) 468 6614.