The War of 1812 and the Rebellions of 1837-38 burst to life at Fort Malden! Explore our authentic fort and imagine what life was like for the soldiers of the Right Division of the British Army in Upper Canada fighting to secure the land against American invasion. Experience the blast of a musket firing demonstration and see delicious food prepared and cooked before your very eyes in our wood-fired period cookhouse. Plan your visit today!

Please note, daily activities may change during special events and school group visits. Visit our special events calendar for details. For more information, or to book a group tour, please call 519-736-5416 or email pc.fortmalden.pc@canada.ca.

May 18 to June 30, 2019

Explore Fort Malden from 10 am to 5 pm Wednesday to Sunday beginning on the Victoria Day weekend until the end of June. Please note, daily activities may change during school group visits. Last ticket sold at 4:15 pm.

Wednesday to Friday:

  • Explore the Fort
    Let your senses guide you on your own adventure through the Fort and the riverfront grounds. Talk with costumed interpreters stationed throughout the Fort.

  • Musket Demonstrations 
    Watch the flash of fire and hear the blast of a Brown Bess musket like those used in the Rebellions of 1837-1838. A costumed interpreter explains details of the historic musket, including how to handle and load charges, and the challenges of loading and firing as quickly as possible.
    Musket firings are weather dependent. The schedule is updated daily and available at the Visitor Orientation Centre and Museum.

  • Cookhouse Demonstrations
    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.
    The schedule is updated daily and available at the Visitor Orientation Centre and Museum.

Saturday and Sunday only:

  • Explore the Fort
    Let your senses guide you on your own adventure through the Fort and the riverfront grounds.  Talk with our costumed interpreters stationed throughout the Fort.
  • Guided Tours at 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, and 3:30 pm
    Join a 20-minute guided tour of the fort buildings and grounds with our costumed interpreters. The tour starts at the Visitor Orientation Centre and includes a musket demonstration.
  • Musket Demonstrations at 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 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. Our costumed interpreter explains details of the historic musket, including how to handle and load charges, and the challenges of loading and firing as quickly as possible.
  • Cookhouse Demonstrations 
    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.
    The schedule is updated daily and available at the Visitors Orientation Centre and Museum.
July 1 to September 1, 2019

Explore everything Fort Malden has to offer every day in July and August from 10 am to 5 pm.  Please note, daily activities may change during special events.  Please see events calendar for special events schedule. Last ticket sold at 4:15 pm.

Monday to Thursday:

  • Explore the Fort
    Let your senses guide you on your own adventure through the Fort and the riverfront grounds. Talk with costumed interpreters stationed throughout the Fort.
  • Guided Tours at 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, and 3:30 pm
    Join a 20 minute guided tour of the fort buildings and grounds with costumed interpreters. Tour starts at the Visitor Centre and ends with a musket demonstration.
  • Musket Demonstrations at 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 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. A costumed interpreter explains details of the historic musket, including how to handle and load charges, and the challenges of loading and firing as quickly as possible.
  • Cookhouse Demonstrations
    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.

Friday to Sunday only:

  • Explore the Fort
    Let your senses guide you on your own adventure through the Fort and the riverfront grounds. Talk with costumed interpreters stationed throughout the Fort.
  • Guided Tours at 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, and 3:30 pm
    Join a 20 minute guided tour of the fort buildings and grounds with costumed interpreters. Tour starts at the Visitor Centre and ends with a musket demonstration.
  • Musket Demonstrations at 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 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. A costumed interpreter explains details of the historic musket, including how to handle and load charges, and the challenges of loading and firing as quickly as possible.
  • Soldier’s Stew
    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.
  • Cookhouse Demonstrations
    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.
  • Noon Day Gun Firing (July 19 to August 11, 2019 only)
    12 Noon, meet at the Northwest Bastion
    Just as the garrison of Fort Malden fired a daily cannon at noon for people in the fort and town to set their watches, we continue the traditional noon day gun firing.
  • Musket and Artillery Demonstration (July 19 to August 11, 2019 only)
    2 pm, meet at the Northwest Bastion
    Be sure to cover your ears during this demonstration of firepower from the Rebellions of 1837-1838. Witness muskets, mortar and cannon firings as the soldiers show off military drill and procedures.
September 4 to October 13, 2019

Explore Fort Malden from 10 am to 5 pm Wednesday to Sunday, September 4 to October 13. Please note, daily activities may change during school group visits. Last ticket sold at 4:15 pm.

Wednesday to Sunday:

  • Explore the Fort
    Let your senses guide you on your own adventure through the Fort and the riverfront grounds. Talk with costumed interpreters stationed throughout the Fort.
  • Musket Demonstrations 
    Watch the flash of fire and hear the blast of a Brown Bess musket like those used in the Rebellions of 1837-1838. A costumed interpreter explains details of the historic musket, including how to handle and load charges, and the challenges of loading and firing as quickly as possible.
    Musket firings are weather dependent. The schedule is updated daily and available at the Visitor Orientation Centre and Museum.