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“Great site, unfairly overlooked”
Review of Fort Wellington

Fort Wellington
Ranked #1 of 7 things to do in Prescott
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Parks Canada protects and presents the cultural heritage and integrity of Fort Wellington on behalf of all Canadians. Open to the public, the fort tells unique and authentic stories, from the War of 1812 up until the First World War, by facilitating real and inspiring visitor experiences. Costumed historical interpreters engage visitors through interpretive talks, presentations and period demonstrations such as cooking over an open fire, rifle and cannon firings, period crafts and games. Special events take place throughout the year and education programs entertain school age children from the area and as far away as Toronto, Ottawa and Kingston. Currently, visitors begin their visit at the Visitor Centre, enjoying exhibits and an orientation video. Visitors then follow the path to the historic site where interpretive staff dressed as soldiers and wives of soldiers bring the site to life. The Barracks Store Gift Shop specializes in merchandise including local arts and crafts, souvenirs, historical publications, period games and clothing. The Prescott Heritage River Trail is a walking trail running along the St. Lawrence for the length of the Fort property. This scenic trail is enhanced with interpretive panels exploring the history of the property and the use of the river as a transhipment route.
Lindsay, Canada
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“Great site, unfairly overlooked”
Reviewed May 24, 2012

Few people have heard of Fort Wellington, but it's absolutely worth a side trip, especially during War of 1812 commemorations. It's small, although the addition of a lovely new visitor centre greatly enhances the experience. But the real attraction is the interpreters, who are friendly, extremely knowledgeable and bilingual. Highly recommended.

Visited May 2012
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“Life in Garrison”
Reviewed January 17, 2012

The restoration was OK the presentation of life in a military garrison of the day was fascinating. Especially the difference in quality of life between the officers and enlisted men.

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