Fire the Noon Day Gun

Culture and entertainment History
Location(s): Signal Hill National Historic Site
Cost: $49.00

Time: 12:00 pm

The Noon Day Gun at Signal Hill goes back to at least the 19th century and now you can be part of history, setting the cannon thundering! This quick-firing 3-pound Hotchkiss Gun was once at home aboard the HMS Calypso, where it was used for gunnery practice by the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve. Today, it can be found next to Cabot Tower, firing daily during the summer to signal the hour of Noon to St. John's below.

Learn about the history and purpose of the Noon Day Gun and then step back in time to fire a real cannon.

This unique experience can be enjoyed on your own, with a friend or as a family.