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Old Fort Erie, Fort Erie

American Revolutionary War Reenactment

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American Revolutionary War

Join us May 25 – 26 as we explore Old Fort Erie’s early history. With a focus on early military life, uniforms and technology, Old Fort Erie will be transformed into the Revolutionary period. Guests will have the opportunity to see battle re-enactments, nursing and medical demonstrations, a gun salute to the king’s birthday as well as routine skirmishing and picket patrols throughout the day.

Ongoing demonstrations available throughout the day in both the soldier camps and inside the fort.

May 25 • 3pm

Battle

May 26 • 2pm

Battle

Reenactment

The American Revolutionary War established the foundation of the US/Canadian border that is used today. Thirteen Colonies revolted against the British to form what is now the United States. Six Colonies and their inhabitants did not rebel and remained as loyal British citizens and Allies. The British, Loyalists and Indigenous allies were forced north to begin a new life in the Canadian wilderness.

The American Revolutionary War

The American Revolutionary War established the foundation of the US/Canadian border that is used today. Nineteen Colonies revolted against the British to form what is now the United States. The British, Loyalists and Indigenous allies were forced north to begin a new life in the Canadian wilderness.

Revisit the Past for Less

Travel to the edge of the Niagara River to the War of 1812 National Historic site, and experience season-long events with the Old Fort Erie Season Pass.

Speakers Series · Trivia · Murder Mystery · Ghost Tours · and More!

SEASON PASS

$25

Schedule of Events

All Guided Tours start in the Visitor’s Centre, every hour on the hour beginning at 10am and last tour at 4pm.

Saturday, May 25th
Time Event
10:00 a.m. Fort and camps open to the public
10:30 a.m. Inside the Fort
Seminar: Ladies and Gentlemen’s hair and beauty by Head Mistress, Trisha da Cunha
11:15 a.m. South Field
Period sword demonstration by Ian Brackley of Hoplologia Western European Martial Arts
11:30 a.m. Cannon Demonstration
12:30 p.m. Siege Lines
Mortar Demonstration
1:00 p.m. Inside the Fort
A 21-gun salute to His Majesty King George III, in honour of his birthday on June 4th,
as performed by seven of His Majesty’s finest soldiers
1:30 p.m. Music Demonstration
3:00 p.m. South Field
Battle Re-enactment
Witness the American forces attempt to take the British fort
3:45-4:15 p.m. Inside the Fort/U.S. Camp
Camp surgeons tend to the wounded
4:00 p.m. Inside the Fort
Musket Demonstration
5:00 p.m. Fort and camps closed to public
Sunday, May 26th
Time Event
10:00 a.m. Fort and camps open to the public
10:30 a.m. South Field
Witness experimental archaeology with a demonstration of theorised 18th century bayonet drill,
as researched and run by Mr. Wayne Renaud, of the 8th (the King’s) Regiment of Foot – Light Company
11:00 a.m. Bandshell
A recreated church parade and sermon lead by Rev. Neil Young
11:30 a.m. Cannon Demonstration
12:30 p.m. Siege Lines
Mortar Demonstration
1:00 p.m. Inside the Fort
A 21-gun salute to His Majesty King George III, in honour of his birthday on June 4th,
as performed by seven of His Majesty’s finest soldiers
2:00 p.m. South Field
Battle Re-enactment
Witness the American forces attempt to take the British fort
2:45-3:15 p.m. Inside the Fort/U.S. Camp
Camp surgeons tend to the wounded
3:30 p.m. Inside the Fort
Musket Demonstration
3:30 p.m. U.S. Camp closed to the public
4:30 p.m. Inside the Fort
Musket Demonstration
5:00 p.m. Fort closed to the public

American Revolutionary Re-enactors

Please download the registration guidelines and fill out the form below to register to participate.

  • Unit Registration

  • Number of Participants

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