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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

Historic  image of Fenians at Fort Wellington in 1870
Military Encampment at Fort Wellington, 1870
© Parks Canada / Library and Archives Canada, C-40161, 1870

On Saturday May 28th 2016, Parks Canada will commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Fenian Raids at Fort Wellington. The 30th Field Artillery Regiment, along with local militia units will retrace the steps of their predecessors at Fort Wellington. A new temporary exhibit entitled On to Canada! Fenians on the Upper St. Lawrence will open in the Visitor Centre. Visitors are welcome to take part in this important 150th anniversary at Fort Wellington. Admission to the historic site is free as a part of Door’s Open Ontario.

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!
@ Parks Canada

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
@ Parks Canada

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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