Please note: all school group programming is suspended at this time.

Site tour

1812-period costumed interpreters explain the strategic importance of Niagara’s “much defended border” and give a unique view into the social history of the soldiers, their families and the officers who protected the dangerous Niagara frontier over 200 years ago. Site tours include some geographical and historical context, a visit to the Soldiers’ Barracks, Officers’ Quarters, and our original Gunpowder Magazine. The tour includes a musket firing demonstration.

Day programs

The Day Program is a more intensive look into life as a soldier on the Niagara Frontier. The Day Program starts at 10 a.m. and includes our Orientation video followed by the group marching into the Fort to their barracks room (where lunches and materials can be stored). Students are issued with a red coat and they (and the Barracks space) will be inspected periodically. Students then go for a tour of the site and then eat their lunches in the Barracks room. (Lunch is not provided, please bring your own). Lunch is a half hour in duration.

In the afternoon, groups have two 40 minute workshops. There are 8 workshops to choose from. Our normal offer includes the Artillery and Drill workshops. The program concludes at 2 pm.

Day Program Schedule

Groups of 30 students will be kept as a single group
Times Group A Group B
10:00-10:25 Arrival, pay, watch the video
10:25-11:00 Washroom break, drop off lunches, issue coats-Top floor Depot B.H.2 [Possibility of some foot drill if there is extra time.]
11:00-12:00 Site tour
12:00-12:30 Lunch Top floor Depot (not provided)
12:30-1:10 Workshop 1 Workshop 2
1:10-1:20 Break
1:20- 2:00 Workshop 2 Workshop 1
2:00 Return coats, tidy barracks, pick up personal materials, departure.
  • Maximum 60 students for this programme. 
  • Complementary pass for one chaperone for every 10 students/youths.
  • Please visit our fees page for pricing.

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