Education

Soldier's Overnight Program


*Separate male and female quarters are provided for this program.

No classroom experience will equal the excitement and fun of the Soldiers' Overnight Program. It is by far the premier learning experience we have to offer. Immerse your students into the lifestyle of Fort Henry's garrison, exposing them to actual routines of the 1860's. In essence, your students will become soldiers for 21 hours at the Citadel of Upper Canada. Your students will be provided with an Interpreter to teach and guide your class in their experience as soldiers in the British Army in 1867. The following is a list of activities that your students will participate in. These will be much more in depth to allow your students to immerse themselves in the living history and fully appreciate the experiential learning:

  • Guided Tour
  • Issued uniforms
  • Muster
  • Schoolroom
  • Fatigues Barrack Room Inspection
  • Ghost Tour
  • Flag Raising and Lowering
  • History Hunt /Historical Detectives

Duration: Day 1 - arrive at noon Day 2 - depart at 9:00 AM.

Fees:

  • $38.94 per participant for programming and accommodations. Additional adults charged the $20.35 accommodation fee.
  • 1 Supervisor per 10 Students complimentary

For Meal Options for School Groups, please call 613-542-7388 extension 4208.

NOTE: Because of the nature of this program, we must insist that you provide at least a 10:1 student supervisor ratio; male and female. From 8:00 pm on day one, your class will be under teacher supervision. Fort Henry can provide some historic materials for this period, but it is essentially geared for "Quiet Time" before lights out. Feel free to bring cards, dominoes, and draughts (checkers) for each Barrack Room. Teachers might also want to supply paper so that the soldiers may write home.

Fort Henry

1 Fort Henry Drive
Kingston, ON, K7K 5G8
Tel: 1-800-437-2233 or 613-542-7388
getaway@parks.on.ca

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