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Old Fort Erie, Fort Erie

The Siege of Fort Erie Reenactment

Explore the camps filled with inspirational re-enactors, then watch the full battle re-enactment on Saturday and Sunday!
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Saturday Night Lantern Tour

Following the dramatic Drummond’s Night Assault, Saturday evening, watch the Fort come to life on a guided lantern tour of the Fort. This fast-paced tour takes place during the aftermath of the battle. You’ll see fighting, witness doctors and nurses performing surgeries, and hear stories about the victories and struggles during this time of war. Tours begin at 9PM.

Lantern tour requires separate admission. Season pass holders enter the Fort free all weekend. Free parking in front of Old Fort Erie Visitor Centre.

Tickets: $15 for adults and $9.50 for children.

34th Annual Siege of Fort Erie Re-enactment

For times please see schedule below.

Join Old Fort Erie this August 3 and 4 for Canada’s largest annual War of 1812 re-enactment at Canada’s bloodiest battlefield. This weekend-long event features battle re-enactments, demonstrations, historic merchants and more. Not one to be missed.

All battles are free to watch. Fort tours start in the theatre on the hour from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Regular admission for entry to the fort, separate admission for the Saturday night lantern tour. Camps and battle re-enactments are free.
Schedule subject to change.

Admission: Battles & Camps: Free
Fort Tour: Adult $13.27 + HST · Child $8.41 + HST

Schedule of Events

Saturday, August 3
Time Event
10:00 a.m. Fort and camps open to the public
11:00 a.m. Skirmish: “Major Buck’s Surrender”
12:00 p.m. Surgery in the War of 1812
1:00 p.m. British Artillery Demonstration
1:45 p.m. Performance by the Drums Crown Forces 1812
2:00 p.m. Battle: “Chippawa and Lundy’s Lane”
3:00 p.m. Mini Militia
4:00 p.m. US Artillery Demonstration
5:00 p.m. Fort and camps closed to public
7:30 p.m. Ceremonies
8:00 p.m. Battle: “Drummond’s Night Assault”
9:00 p.m. Lantern Tour: Witness the effects of the failed British Attack!
Sunday, August 4
Time Event
10:00 a.m. Fort and camps open to the public
10:30 a.m. Memorial Service
11:30 a.m. Mortar Demonstration
12:45 p.m. Performance by The Drums Crown Forces 1812
1:00 p.m. Battle: “The Sortie”
2:00 p.m. Mini Militia
2:30 p.m. Artillery Barrage
3:00 p.m. American Evacuation of the Fort
3:30 p.m. Musket Demonstration
4:30 p.m. Cannon Demonstration
5:00 p.m. Fort and camps closed to the public

Re-enactors

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

  • Participant Registration

  • Number of Participants

  • Artillery

  • Camping