Fort Wellington - Historic Places Day

Fort Wellington

Prescott, Ontario
Type
Military
Address
370 Vankoughnet St, Prescott, ON K0E 1T0
Get directions
Hours
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
Phone
613-925-2896

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!

Amenities

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

Location

370 Vankoughnet St, Prescott, ON K0E 1T0
Get directions

Nearby Places

St John’s Anglican Church

Prescott, Ontario
1860 neo-Gothic church by Thomas Seton Scott before he became Chief Dominion Architect
View Place | Get Directions

Battle of the Windmill

Prescott, Ontario
Visit the Battle of the Windmill National Historic site to see one of Canada’s most hist…
View Place | Get Directions

Spencerville Mill & Museum

Spencerville, Ontario
Before electrical power, it was commonplace for rural villages to spring up around rivers …
View Place | Get Directions

Fulford Place

Brockville, Ontario
Discover the story of Senator George T. Fulford, explore the grand Fulford mansion and mar
View Place | Get Directions

Register A Place

Create an account to add your historic place.

Make a VisitList

Welcome! To get started on a VisitList, you’ll need to have an account with #HistoricPlacesDay.


Already have an account? to sign in.
We use your contact information to process your registration and correspond with you about the National Trust and its programs. You can unsubscribe at any time. We care about your privacy. Read our privacy statement.

Sign In

Sites that participate in #HistoricPlacesDay need to have an account.

Welcome! To get started on a new VisitList or to edit an existing one, you’ll need to have an account with #HistoricPlacesDay. Sign in below!


Not registered? Click here to create an account.

Forgot Password

Enter your email address to request a password reset.


to sign in.

Get the latest scoop on everything #HistoricPlacesDay – join our e-newsletter and never miss a beat.