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EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING PROGRAMS

Fort Henry National Historic Site of Canada part of a World Heritage Site, offers the opportunity for students to experience much more than just history lesson.

Designed in partnership with the Limestone District School Board, this hands-on approach is designed to achieve your curriculum objectives. Your classroom will be moved to a British Fort interpreted during the year 1867, Canada's Confederation. Core curriculum will include: language studies, technology and design, social studies, physical education, history, geography and geology.

Prices are in effect until March 31, 2014.

All RATES LISTED INCLUDE HST

 Start your visit at the new Fort Henry Discovery Centre. Officially opened in Spring 2012, the Discovery Centre features interactive experiences that shares stories not told inside the walls of the Fort. Details on many of the historic characters who shaped the history of Canada and military strategies will be told in a detailed, fun and relevant fashion with guest-triggered interactive features.  Meet an American spy through a fascinating story of international intrigue.  Learn the different ways Officers and Soldiers ate their meals while sitting at their dining table.  Help a doctor diagnose an illness and recommend the treatment.  Meet the ghost of Canada’s First Prime Minister – Sir. John A. Macdonald and hear some of his political trials and tribulations.  Line up tall ships in your cannon scope sailing in Kingston’s Navy Bay and try to sink them with an interactive cannon.  Choose your rank and regiment yourself on a computer screen and take the picture home with you.  And don't miss our newly renovated Garrison Store located inside the Discovery Centre.  Your visit to the Discovery Centre is included in the admission or program price.  Click here to view the Meal Options for School Groups.

FOR RESERVATIONS

Please book at least 5 days in advance of your desired date of visit to ensure that we are able to meet your requirements.

Call Customer Service
1.800.437.2233 or 613.543.4328
E-Mail: getaway@parks.on.ca

or

Use the Education Program Reservation Form  to book your visit.

Programs are available for reservation throughout the year.


The Bonnycastle Tour

This 60 minute program gives students a chance to come face to face with Soldiers in Her Majesty's Army of 1867. Queen Victoria's Army was the beginning of what we recognize as the "Modern Army". Surrounded by the Fort Henry Guard in Infantry Red and Artillery Blue uniforms, they will be put through their paces with an in-depth expedition of the Citadel of Upper Canada. This guided visit will provoke curiosity by explaining and demonstrating how soldiers, families and children lived and worked in the year our nation came into being.

Fees:               

  • Main and Off-Season: $8.65 per participant
  • 1 supervisor per 5 students complimentary

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Victorian Education Program

This 90 minute program gives the class a chance to become a soldier in Her Majesty's Army. After an Orientation Tour of the facility, the class is inducted into the Service and swears allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Victoria. Queen Victoria's Army after the Crimean War was the beginning of what we recognize as the "Modern Army". Soldiers had to be able to read and write in order to get promoted and Officers were expected to earn their rank rather than buy them. As such, the Army took care in educating both the soldier's children and the soldiers themselves.

Fees:

  • Main & Off Season: $10.50 per participant
  • 1 Supervisor per 5 students complimentary

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Garrison Life Program

The Garrison Life program is three hours in length. Fort Henry National Historic Site of Canada provides the opportunity for your group/class to become a soldier in Her Majesty's Army. After an orientation tour of the site, the class is inducted into the Service and swears allegiance to Her Majesty, Queen Victoria. Queen Victoria's Army after the Crimean War was the beginning of what we recognize as the "Modern Army". Wearing the Infantry Red and Artillery Midnight Blue, your class will be put through their paces with basic foot drill and then put to work. Following the tour, muster and schoolroom lesson, the Squads will then "Fall In" on the Parade Square for final inspection and will receive their discharge papers at the end of the program for their resumption to civilian life.

Fees:

  • Main & Off Season: $12.50 per participant
  • 1 Supervisor per 5 Students complimentary

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A Day In The Regiment Program

This program gives your class the opportunity to enlist for an entire day. After an Orientation Tour of Fort Henry National Historic Site of Canada, the class is inducted into the Service and swears allegiance to Her Most Britannic Majesty, Queen Victoria. Wearing Infantry Red & Artillery Blue tunics, your students will be put through their paces learning basic foot drill and then put to work! This full day visit includes a tour of the Fort, teacher time, plus other modules including the schoolroom, drill sessions, Barrack Room inspections and a history hunt. An historical interpreter will be available to act as the group coordinator and will be involved throughout the day.

Fees:

  • Main & Off Season: $19.50 per participant
  • 1 Supervisor per 5 Students complimentary

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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:

  • $43.30 per participant for programming and accommodations. Additional adults charged the $22.75 accommodation fee.
  • 1 Supervisor per 10 Students complimentary

Click here to view the Meal Options for School Groups.

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.