First built during the War of 1812 to defend the St. Lawrence River shipping route from attack by the United States, Fort Wellington also helped thwart another American invasion during the 1837-38 Upper and Lower Canada rebellions. Explore the wreck of an 1812-era gunboat, try on a costume and take part in military drill, witness a cannon firing, savour period treats cooked over an open fire, or play games from long ago.
Hours of operation
June 25 to October 11, 2021
Thursday to Monday
11 am to 4 pm
Grounds inside and outside the fort.
Limited access to historic fort buildings.
Free admission for youth. Other fees still apply.
Detailed fees list
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