Fort St. Joseph National Historic Site of Canada

Hear tales of the War of 1812 from those who lived it

Spirits of Fort St. Joseph Come to Life for Ghost Walk Event

ST. JOSEPH ISLAND, ONTARIO, July 30, 2012 – Spirits from the past will guide you by candlelight as you wander the fabulous ruins at Fort St. Joseph National Historic Site. Discover what life was like two hundred years ago for British soldiers, fur traders, First Nations, and Métis. You will hear great stories of a defining moment in Canadian history: the first military maneuver–-without bloodshed—in the War of 1812!

Evening programs will run on Friday, August 17 and Saturday, August 18 at 9:00 pm, 9:30 pm, 10:00 pm, and 10:30 pm. Reservations are required. Participants will be taken back in time on a tour by costumed interpreters and treated to authentic 1812 food, drumming, and singing. Admission is $9.80 per person, and reservations may be made by calling the site at (705) 246-2664.

Fort St. Joseph’s Ghost Walk is part of Parks Canada’s Fab Forts Weekend celebrations. Held across the country at national historic sites managed by Parks Canada, Fab Forts events allow visitors to discover the central role the military and forts played in community life and to appreciate the profound importance they had in Canada over several centuries.

Parks Canada is proud to manage a nation-wide family of protected areas on behalf of all Canadians. Fort St. Joseph National Historic Site is an archeological treasure, located on scenic St. Joseph Island, on the shores of the St. Marys River. For more information, please visit parkscanada.gc.ca/joseph.

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