Rehabilitation of the Brick Barrack and Hough House, Fort Malden National Historic Site

Issued: November 18, 2019

Amherstburg, Ontario, November 18, 2019 – Parks Canada would like to inform the public that infrastructure work is now underway to the Brick Barrack and Hough House at Fort Malden National Historic Site.

The Brick Barrack will undergo brick and stone repairs, masonry cleaning, window repairs, cedar shingle and rain water drainage replacement, and access ramp modifications. The Hough House will undergo stone repairs, roof, window, doors, and rain water drainage repairs.

To minimize disruption to visitors, this work has been scheduled to occur after the site normally closes for the visitor season, which was October 13, 2019. Work is expected to be completed in spring 2020 before the busy visitor season begins. The site will remain available for special programming and pre-registered tours, as the rehabilitation work to these buildings will not affect any special programming on site.

Public safety is a priority for Parks Canada. We ask that all visitors of Fort Malden National Historic Site exercise caution, and respect signage and work personnel on-site.

This work is part of the largest infrastructure plan in the history of Parks Canada. These investments in Parks Canada’s heritage, visitor and waterway infrastructure ensure safe, high-quality and meaningful experiences for visitors, enabling Canadians to discover nature and connect with history all across the country.

For up-to-date news on infrastructure work at Fort Malden National Historic Site, please call 519-736-5416 or email