There are many things to see and do at Fort Malden National Historic Site! Experience the blast of a musket firing demonstration and talk with costumed interpreters. Bring a picnic to enjoy with gorgeous river views. Explore our authentic fort and imagine what life was like for the soldiers in Upper Canada in 1837-38. Step inside our pensioner’s cottage, officer’s quarters, soldiers’ barracks, period cookhouse, and gift shop, and visit our museum to discover 200-year-old artefacts! Plan your visit today!

Please note, daily activities may change during special events and school group visits. See our calendar for special event details.

Fort Malden offers pre-booked tours for groups. A variety of school and special interest programs are available. For more information, please call 519-736-5416 or email pc.fortmalden.pc@canada.ca.

Spring: May 16 to June 30, 2020

Explore Fort Malden from 10 am to 5 pm Wednesday to Sunday beginning on the Victoria Day weekend until the end of June. Last ticket sold at 4:15 pm.

Closed on Monday and Tuesday.

Wednesday to Friday:

  • Explore the Fort
    Enjoy your own adventure through the Fort and talk with costumed interpreters.

  • Musket firing demonstrations
    Watch the flash of fire and hear the blast of a Brown Bess musket like those used in the Rebellions of 1837-1838.
    *The schedule is weather dependent and updated daily at the visitor orientation centre and museum.

Saturday and Sunday:

  • Explore the Fort
    Enjoy your own adventure through the Fort and talk with costumed interpreters.
  • Hourly musket firing demonstrations at 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm, and 4:30 pm*
    Watch the flash of fire and hear the blast of a Brown Bess musket like those used in the Rebellions of 1837-1838.
    *Musket firings are weather dependent.
Saturday only:
  • Hands-on haversack workshop (45 minutes) 
    Have you ever wondered where soldiers kept their money and food when on the march? Learn all about haversacks and make your very own to take home. Fee is $9.80.
Summer: July 1 to September 6, 2020

Explore everything Fort Malden has to offer in July and August, from 10 am to 5 pm. Last ticket sold at 4:15 pm.

Monday and Tuesday:

  • Guided Tours (all day)
    Join guided tours of the soldiers’ barracks, officer’s quarters, period cookhouse, and privies with costumed interpreters.
  • Hourly musket firing demonstrations at 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm, and 4:30 pm*
    Watch the flash of fire and hear the blast of a Brown Bess musket like those used in the Rebellions of 1837-1838.
    *Musket firings are weather dependent.

Wednesday to Friday:

  • Hourly musket firing demonstrations at 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm, and 4:30 pm*
    Watch the flash of fire and hear the blast of a Brown Bess musket like those used in the Rebellions of 1837-1838.
    *Musket firings are weather dependent.
  • Cookhouse Demonstrations (all day)
    Experience the sights, smells, and sounds of our period cookhouse complete with wood burning fire! Learn the art of making traditional tea-cakes and the routines of a military cookhouse.
  • Gardening presentations (all day)
    Explore rows of hops, herbs, and vegetables and learn about historic gardening techniques in our Pensioner’s Cottage garden.

Friday only:

  • Blacksmithing presentations (all day)
    See our mobile blacksmith forge in action! The blacksmith forge was used to make things out of metal and to mark the King’s property. 

Saturday and Sunday:

  • Musket Firing Demonstrations at 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm, and 4:30 pm*
    Watch the flash of fire and hear the blast of a Brown Bess musket like those used in the Rebellions of 1837-38. **Musket firings are weather dependent.
  • Hands-on haversack workshop (45 minutes)
    Have you ever wondered where soldiers kept their money and food when on the march? Learn all about haversacks and make your very own to take home. Fee is $9.80.
  • A taste of history: Soldier’s Stew (12 pm to 2 pm)
    Dig into a bowl of hearty beef stew with a big chunk of fresh bread, just like the soldiers of Fort Malden did during the Rebellions of 1837-1838. It’s a delicious way to learn in the authentic Soldier’s Cookhouse. Fee is $4.90 per bowl.
  • Cookhouse presentations (all day)
    Experience the sights, smells, and sounds of our period cookhouse complete with wood burning fire! Learn the art of making traditional tea-cakes and the routines of a military cookhouse.
  • Gardening presentations (all day)
    Learn about historic gardening techniques and explore rows of hops, herbs, and vegetables growing in our Pensioner’s Cottage garden.
  • Blacksmithing presentations (all day)
    See our mobile blacksmith forge in action! The blacksmith forge was used to make things out of metal and to mark the King’s property.
Fall: September 8 to October 11, 2020

Explore Fort Malden from 10 am to 5 pm Wednesday to Sunday.

Closed on Monday and Tuesday.

Wednesday to Sunday:

  • Guided tours at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm
    Enjoy a guided tour of the historic buildings and a musket firing demonstration. Musket firings are weather dependent..