Fort Wellington National Historic Site
One of the best preserved nineteenth-century fortifications in Canada, Fort Wellington presents the strategic importance of the St. Lawrence River prior, during, and after the War of 1812. Immerse yourself into historic accounts of war, peace, rebellion, and cooperation.
Pick up an Xplorers booklet to help guide you around the historic buildings and visitor centre.
Learn about the tensions that led to the fort's construction in 1812 and 1838.
Explore Lt. William F.N. Sharpe's legacy as a pilot appointed to the Canadian Aviation Corps.
Visiting Fort Wellington National Historic Site
Things to do, Xplorers program, red chairs and learning experiences.
How to get here, facilities and services, museum, site rental.
Programs and learning experiences.
Daily visitor and program fees, and more. Free admission for youth.
Contact Fort Wellington National Historic Site
Hours of operation
September 5 to October 9, 2023
Thursday to Monday
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
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Follow staff in period costume on a tour of Bellevue House. Hear stories about Canada’s first prime minister, who made history here in the 1840s. Feel a Lake Ontario breeze in an heirloom garden.
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