The location of an historic meeting between Major General Sir Isaac Brock and Shawnee Chief Tecumseh, the British stronghold on the Detroit frontier during the War of 1812 and the Rebellions of 1837-38, and the site of the longest American occupation on Canadian soil, Fort Malden National Historic Site, in Amherstburg, Ontario opens a fascinating doorway into Canada’s early military history.

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Hands on history. Get a bang out of Fort Malden!

Imagine the life of a British soldier as you experience an exciting demonstration of the blast of a musket on the parade square at Fort Malden National Historic Site near Amherstburg, Ontario.

Chow Down at Fort Malden.

Dig into a bowl of hearty beef stew with a big chunk of fresh bread, just like the soldiers of Fort Malden did during the Rebellions of 1838. It’s a delicious way to learn in the authentic Soldier’s Cookhouse.

Enlist the troops in Fort Malden’s day camp

Fort Malden day camp is looking for adventurous young recruits to enjoy fun-filled experiences such as learning to cook 1812-style, dressing in period costumes, exploring an actual fort of the 19th century and much more.

The Rideau Canal in Ottawa and the lockage permit

Your free pass to discovery

Celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary at Parks Canada’s historic canals.

Get your free 2017 seasonal lockage permit

Canada 150

Sites nearby

  • Point Pelee National Park

    Canada’s second smallest but most diverse national park, Point Pelee’s forest hosts diverse habitats that provide a sanctuary for plants and animals rarely found elsewhere in the country and the nature lovers who enjoy it.

  • Southwold Earthworks National Historic Site

    Once home to an Attiwandaron village of longhouses and palisades, Southwold Earthworks National Historic Site, near St. Thomas, Ontario gives modern day visitors a rare glimpse of a now-extinct First Nation civilization.

  • HMCS Haida National Historic Site

    Commissioned in August 1943, HMCS Haida served for an impressive 20 years in times of war and peace. Today, Canada’s most famous warship rests in Hamilton’s Bayfront Park, where you can explore her historic decks.

Hours of operation

The site is accessible year-round.
Visitor services are available from May to October.
Complete schedule

Fees

Free admission in 2017. Other fees still apply.
Detailed fees list

Contact us

Telephone: 519-736-5416
Email: ont.fort-malden@pc.gc.ca