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.

Featured things to do

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.

Escape Room

Are you cunning enough to escape the Fort’s Barracks? Participate in Fort Malden’s new escape room event and discover if you can decipher the riddles to break out of the soldier’s quarters!

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.

  • Bois Blanc Island Lighthouse National Historic Site

    On the shores of Lake Erie, the Bois Blanc Lighthouse, a classic limestone tower, guided sailors for more than a century. A walk around the site gives visitors a chance to imagine what life there must have been like for the light keepers who stood watch. 

  • 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.

Hours of operation

May 20 - June 30, 2017
Open: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Wednesday to Sunday.
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