Fort Malden National Historic Site

100 Laird Ave.
Amherstburg, ON N9V 2Z2- Map It
(519) 736-5416

AAA Editor Notes

Fort Malden National Historic Site, 1 blk. w. of CR 20 at 100 Laird Ave., following signs, was built on the Detroit River after the British surrender of Detroit in 1796. A principal Upper Canada frontier post for about 50 years, it was a rallying point for the British in the 1812 attack on Detroit. After the 1813 Battle of Lake Erie, the fort was burned and abandoned and then occupied by an invading U.S. force. It was evacuated by the Americans and restored by the British in 1815. Garrisoned again by detachments of British regiments, it was an important base during the Patriots' Rebellion of 1837-38. Earthworks, restored barracks from 1819 and two exhibition buildings can be seen; of interest are original military documents and artifacts. A video presentation is shown; a resource library and archives are available by appointment.
$3.90; $3.40 (ages 65+); $1.90 (ages 6-16); $9.80 (family, seven members).
Hours: Grounds daily at 7 a.m., early May-Labour Day. Daily 10-5, May 1-Labour Day; Mon.-Fri. 1-5, Sat.-Sun. 10-5, day after Labour Day-Oct. 31; by appointment rest of year. Closed Jan. 1, Good Friday, Nov. 11, Christmas and day after Christmas. Military demonstrations are presented Sat.-Sun. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.