May 6th, 6 p.m.
Fort Town Night Run
Prescott Scouts and Venturers invite you to unlock different historic sites in an evening 5k and 10k through historic Prescott. The race begins and ends at Fort Wellington.
May 20th - 21st
Opening Day: War of 1812 Garrison
War of 1812-era soldiers are returning to set up camp and guard the St. Lawrence River. Re-enactment units and a cadets group from Eastern Ontario encamping for a weekend to drill new troops. Interact with the soldiers, watch demonstrations, and maybe even get recruited!
Free admission for the 2017 season, Canada 150!
May 27th, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Artillery Day: 150th Commemoration of the Fenian Raids
200 year old cannons and modern howitzers will be blasting throughout the day! Meet current military members of the 30th Field Artillery whose forbearers one held down the fort. A temporary exhibit showcasing the Fenian Raids includes the first photographs of Fort Wellington, and highlights this crucial event in the lead-up to Confederation.
June 7th, 10 a.m. – 4p.m.
A Canada 150 signature initiative, an epic 150-day sailing journey from Toronto to Victoria via the Northwest Passage. On the first leg of this journey the ship will make a special stop at Fort Wellington, cannons will be fired to welcome them to Prescott. Everyone welcome.
June 10th, 11:30 - 2 p.m.
Law Enforcement Torch Ride
A fundraiser for Special Olympics Ontario featuring activities, a barbecue, and cannon firings.
June 22 & August 31, 6:30p.m. – 9p.m
July 1st, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Discover and celebrate Canada150 at Fort Wellington with a traditional cannon firing and loads of family fun. Join in children’s activities, historic demonstrations and refreshments.
July 2nd, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
St. Lawrence Valley Car Club Car Show
Annual car show on the grounds of Fort Wellington.
July 8th, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Historic Places Day
Guided tours offered at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., noon time cannon firing, and heritage craft and game stations are being run throughout the day!
June, July & August, 1:30 p.m. weekends
Be escorted on a journey back in time with a soldier or his wife who will share exciting tales and tastes of the fort’s past. Explore the fort’s history and features during an engaging 1½ hour tour with a guide in historic costume. Program Fee $7.30
July 11th - Aug 15th, 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (Tuesdays)
Kids enlist as a British soldier and discover how life 200 years ago was much different than today! Featuring a different theme every week, this one day program offers a weekly diversion from the routine.
August 17 to 20
Prescott Loyalist Days
American Revolutionary War re-enactment and festival on the grounds of Fort Wellington.
Sept - Thanksgiving, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Thursday - Monday
Fall Fun at the Fort
Fall for Fort Wellington as autumn colours and tranquil days close Canada’s sesquicentennial in Prescott! Leisurely explore all corners of the site with a free self-guided visit.