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.

Become a Fort Wellington Xplorer

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

Prescott's hometown hero

Explore Lt. William F.N. Sharpe's legacy as a pilot appointed to the Canadian Aviation Corps.

Dive into the history of Fort Wellington

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

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.

Fees

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

Passes

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.

Contact Fort Wellington National Historic Site

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

fortwellington@pc.gc.ca

Hours of operation

Fort Wellington National Historic Site is now closed for the season. We look forward to seeing you in 2023.

Complete schedule

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