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Fort Wellington National Historic Site

www.parkscanada.gc.ca/fortwellington

Fort Wellington was built during the War of 1812 to defend the St. Lawrence River shipping route between Montreal and Kingston from possible attack by the United States. Today, costumed historical interpreters welcome and engage visitors with presentations and period demonstrations such as cooking over an open fire, rifle and cannon firings, period crafts and games and much more. Special events take place throughout the year and a new visitor center features the remains of an 1812 era gunboat raised from the bottom of the St Lawrence River.