Fort Malden National Historic Site ~ COME SEE WHY HISTORY IS FUN
Hours of Operation 2023
May 20th to June 30th Wednesday to Sunday 10am – 5pm
July 1st to September 3rd daily 10am – 5pm
September 3rd to October 8th Wednesday to Friday 1pm – 5pm and Saturday and Sunday 10am to 5pm
Fort Malden, formally known as Fort Amherstburg, is a defence fortification located in Amherstburg, Ontario. It was built in 1796 by Britain in order to ensure the security of British North America against any potential threat of American Invasion.
Fort Malden stood guard during the war of 1812, a time when the threat of American invasion was very real. The Americans occupied this fort for almost two years after the British abandoned it following their defeat at the Battle of Lake Erie. Fort Malden commemorates a period when the destiny of Canada was determined by military action. Come discover this historic treasure!
The War of 1812 and the Rebellions of 1837-38 burst to life! Explore our authentic fort and imagine what life was like for the soldiers of the Right Division of the British Army in Upper Canada. Experience the blast of a musket firing demonstration and see delicious food prepared and cooked before your very eyes in our wood-fired period cookhouse.
LOCATION: 100 Laird Ave., Amherstburg, Ontario N9V 1W4