Plan to spend a few hours enjoying Fort Malden National Historic Site, located in the Town of Amherstburg, 30 minutes south of Windsor, Ontario. Learn about a fortification which helped forge a new nation out of the North American wilderness during the War of 1812 and the Upper Canada Rebellion of 1837-38. Watch a musket demonstration and walk the picturesque waterfront grounds before exploring the many restaurants, wineries, cafes, and waterfront views that Amherstburg has to offer.

Getting here

Location

100 Laird Avenue
Amherstburg ON N9V 2Z2

Access from Toronto via the 401

  • Take the 401 West towards London.
  • Enter next roundabout and take the 2nd exit onto County Rd-9.
  • County Rd-9 becomes County Rd-9/Howard Ave.
  • Turn right onto N Townline Rd/County Rd-8. Continue to follow N Townline Rd.
  • Turn left onto Malden Rd.
  • Turn left onto Front Rd N/ON-18/County Rd-20. Continue to follow ON-18/County Rd-20.
  • Turn right onto Elm Ave.
  • Turn left onto Laird Ave S.
  • 100 LAIRD AVE S is on the right.

Access from Detroit via the Ambassador Bridge

  • Ambassador Bridge St becomes ON-3.
  • Turn right onto Malden Rd. Pass through 1 roundabout.
  • Turn left onto Front Rd N/ON-18/County Rd-20. Continue to follow ON-18/County Rd-20.
  • Turn right onto Maple Ave.
  • Turn right onto Laird Ave S.
  • 100 LAIRD AVE S is on the left.

No Public Transit in Amherstburg.

Via Rail has regular train service to Windsor via London, Toronto and Niagara Falls. Some stations will require transfer. Visit: http://www.viarail.ca/

Windsor International Airport, Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Toronto Pearson International Airport

Hours of operation

The site is accessible year-round. Visitor services are available from May to October. Complete schedule.

Fees

Free admission in 2017. Other fees still apply.
Detailed fees list

Facilities and services

Accessible Facilities Accessible services
Lookout Lookout
Restrooms Restrooms
Dogs on leash
Parking Parking
Information Information
Picnic Area Picnic area

Fort Malden National Historic Site offers a variety of facilities and services for the pubic to enjoy. The grounds of Fort Malden allow for easy accessibility to parking, the historic buildings, the surrounding grounds, and washrooms during operating hours. Please refer to the information below and our operating hours for additional details.

Quick facts

  • See where Major General Sir Isaac Brock and Shawnee Chief Tecumseh planned the attack on Fort Detroit.
  • Learn how the British destroyed the fort and retreated, leaving American forces to begin rebuilding the fort until the war ended – the longest American occupation on Canadian soil.
  • Learn to fire a Brown Bess musket, a six-pound cannon or a Coehorn mortar.