Defenders of the narrows

Signal Hill National Historic Site


The year is 1862, and you just enlisted in the Royal Artillery. Where do you sleep? What do you wear? What artillery do you use?

Step back in time and experience life in service protecting Newfoundland. Take a tour of the historic Queen's Battery Barracks and let our Parks Canada interpreters thrill you with a rifled musket firing.

Make this program a hands-on experience by signing up to fire the historic musket yourself!

Cost: $33.03 per person

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In person: This experience can be purchased at the Visitor Centre on Signal Hill or at the Queen's Battery Barracks (debit or credit only).

For more information, please contact the Visitor Centre at 709-772-5367.

**You must be at least 16 years old; youth between the ages of 16-18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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