Fort Wellington National Historic Site


Fort Wellington was built during the War of 1812 to defend the St. Lawrence River shipping route from attack by the USA and is one of the best preserved 19th century fortifications. Explore an 1812-era gunboat wreck, get costumed & participate in a military drill, watch a cannon firing, taste treats cooked over an open fire & more!

Enlist in the Royal Artillery for a day! Train to be a member of the cannon crew & fire a 19th century muzzle-loading cannon. Hands-on involvement; souvenir included.

Take a guided tour, Weekends July and August, 1:30 pm. In this 1½ hour tour with a costumed soldier or his wife will tour you and share exciting tales of the fort’s past. Enjoy period summer refreshments in the fort too.

Little Xplorers, Parks Canada’s kids' program, helps your child get the most out of the visit, and offers the inside track & secrets of the historic fort & the gunboat exhibit.

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  • Wheelchair Accessible : No
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