The year is 1862, and you just enlisted in the Royal Newfoundland Companies. Where do you sleep? What do you wear? What artillery do you use?

Step back in time to find out what your life will be like while in service protecting Newfoundland. Get a good look at the Queen’s Battery Barracks, get suited up in an historic uniform, and even fire a musket!

You must be at least 16 years old; youth between the ages of 16-18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Family and friends are welcome to join the recruit on their orientation at no charge, and can also watch and take photos as they learn to fire an Enfield Rifled Musket Pattern 1853.

Start Date: July
End Date: August
Time: Offered daily between 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm
Duration: 20 minutes
Cost: $28.43 per recruit

To book:

Phone number: +1 (709) 772-5367
Email address:
In person: This experience can be purchased at the Visitor Centre on Signal Hill.