Fort Wellington - Historic Places Days

Fort Wellington

Prescott, Ontario
370 Vankoughnet St, Prescott, ON K0E 1T0
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May 18-June 30 Thurs-Mon (closed Tues-Wed) July 1st -Sept 2 Open Daily 10h-17 Sept 5-Oct 14 Turs-Mon ( closed Tues-Wed) 10h-17h

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.

Guided tours offered at 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., noon time cannon firing, and heritage craft and game stations are being run throughout the day!


  • Family-Friendly
  • Food and Beverages
  • Guided Tour
  • National Historic Site
  • Parking
  • Parkland
  • Pet-Friendly
  • Washrooms
  • Wheelchair Access


370 Vankoughnet St, Prescott, ON K0E 1T0
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