Activities and experiences

Fort Malden National Historic Site

The War of 1812 and the Rebellions of 1838 leap off pages of history books at Fort Malden, where you can tour an authentic fort, talk to knowledgeable costumed interpreters, and see musket demonstrations every hour.

Calendar of events

Discover special events in the scheduled calendar of events at Fort Malden National Historic Site in Amherstburg, Ontario.

Daily programs

Witness musket demonstrations, featured talks, and enjoy gorgeous views of the Detroit River at Fort Malden National Historic Site in Amherstburg.

Musket demonstrations

Costumed interpreters explain the detailed steps of handling and firing a historic Brown Bess musket at Fort Malden National Historic Site.

School programs

Costumed interpreters in period costumes lead students as they tour heritage buildings, play period games, watch a blacksmith at work, and more.

Pre-booked tours and programming

Fort Malden opens a fascinating doorway into Canada’s early military history, with informative programs for a variety of interests.

Xplorers program

The Parks Canada Xplorers booklet will help your child get the most out of their visit to Fort Malden.

Red chairs

Parks Canada has a set of Red Chairs in a quiet and scenic location at Fort Malden National Historic Site.


Learn about a variety of activities and experiences for volunteers with Parks Canada at Fort Malden or with the Friends of Fort Malden.

Recommended reads

All books listed are available in the gift shop and provide great information if you want to dive deeper into the history of Fort Malden.


Things to do

Dogs on leash Dog walking
Notice board Interpretive trail
Lookout Lookout
Photo Opportunity Photography
Picnic area Picnicking
Interpretation Tours and programs
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