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. This experience includes an overview of the Queen’s Battery Barracks, the opportunity to get suited up in a historic uniform, and the firing of a historic, rifled musket.

Date: July 1 to September 7
Time: Offered daily between 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm
Duration: 20 minutes
Cost: $28.43 per recruit


Please keep in mind the following:

  • You must be at least 16 years old; youth between the ages of 16-18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Please arrive on site at least 10 minutes before your booking time for payment and orientation. Late comers will be accommodated as the schedule allows.
  • Family and friends are welcome to join the recruit throughout the experience at no charge.