Fort Wellington National Historic Site

One of the best preserved nineteenth-century fortifications in Canada, Fort Wellington presents the strategic importance of the St. Lawrence River prior, during, and after the War of 1812. Immerse yourself into historic accounts of war, peace, rebellion, and cooperation.

Historic Places Days are here!  

Join us from July 10 to 17, as thousands of Canadians celebrate Historic Places Days. Young and old will enrich their lives in the most fantastic places that speak of adventure and discovery.

There are so many new stories to explore, even in your own backyard. 

Learn more about Historic Places Days and start your adventure!

Become a Fort Wellington Xplorer

Pick up an Xplorers booklet to help guide you around the historic buildings and visitor centre.

Dive into the history of Fort Wellington

Learn about the tensions that led to the fort's construction in 1812 and 1838.

Une famille regarde un bateau historique.

Jobs at Fort Wellington

Are you looking for an exciting and engaging role with Parks Canada? 

Visiting Fort Wellington National Historic Site

Activities and experiences

Things to do, Xplorers program, red chairs and learning experiences.

Plan your visit

How to get here, facilities and services, museum, site rental.

Tours and programs

Programs and learning experiences.


Daily visitor and program fees, and more. Free admission for youth.


Discovery passes.

About Fort Wellington National Historic Site

Stewardship and management

Contact information, public consultations, plans, and policies.

Culture and history

History, culture, cultural landscape, designation information.

How to get here

Contact Fort Wellington National Historic Site

General inquiries:
Telephone: 613-925-2896
Toll-free: 1-888-773-8888

Hours of operation

July 1 to September 2, 2024

10:00 am to 5:00 pm

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More places to discover with Parks Canada

Battle of the Windmill National Historic Site

Visit the Battle of the Windmill National Historic site to see one of Canada’s most historically significant windmills, and learn how British redcoat and Canadian loyalists waged a battle to protect Upper Canada from invaders.

Thousand Islands National Park

Granite islands speckle the St. Lawrence River in a transition zone between Canadian Shield and Adirondack Mountains. Explore by boating, paddling, or hiking. Awesome Thousand Islands National Park awaits, a few hours from Toronto or Montreal.

Bellevue House National Historic Site

Follow staff in period costume on a tour of Bellevue House. Hear stories about Canada’s first prime minister, who made history here in the 1840s. Feel a Lake Ontario breeze in an heirloom garden. 

Laurier House National Historic Site

Two of Canada’s most important Prime Ministers, Sir Wilfrid Laurier and the Rt. Hon. William Lyon Mackenzie King, resided in this Victorian Ottawa mansion where they entertained dignitaries and politicians while often conducting the nation’s business. 

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