Fort Malden National Historic Site

100 Laird Ave.
Amherstburg, ON N9V 2Z2- Map It
Phone: (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.
Admission to the park is free in 2017 to celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation. Otherwise admission is $3.45; $3.01 (ages 65+); $1.68 (ages 6-16); $8.67 (family, up to seven people, with a maximum of two adults).
Hours: Daily 10-5, July 1-Sept. 4; Wed.-Sun. 10-5, mid-May to June 30 and Sept. 5-Oct. 9. Last admission 45 minutes before closing. Military demonstrations are presented Sat.-Sun. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.