Sunset Ceremony - Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Loonwatcher
N 44° 13.854 W 076° 27.571
18T E 383438 N 4898554
Quick Description: Experience British military tactics and life set in the year of Canada's Confederation, 1867.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 5/7/2016 12:55:28 PM
Waymark Code: WMR3EG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
Fort Henry is administered by Parks Canada and operated by the St. Lawrence Parks Commission. It was built from 1832 to 1837 to replace an existing fortification from the War of 1812 era.

The British Army garrisoned Fort Henry until 1870 when Queen Victoria's troops were pulled out of Canada. Soon after, "A" Battery, School of Gunnery, followed by "B" Battery, took up residence in the Fort and remained there until 1891.

Today, uniformed military interpreters known as the Fort Henry Guard staff the fort and conduct demonstrations of British military life and tours for visitors. Self-guided tours are also available. Other activities and demonstrations include historical reenactments of drills and battle tactics, the Garrison Parade, the Victorian School Room, and the Muster Parade, where young visitors are dressed in period uniforms and taught to march by a qualified member of the Guard. A Sunset Ceremony is held every Wednesday and Saturday in July and August, where a full program of historic drill, music and artillery is presented.
Dates of reenactment: From: 5/21/2016 To: 9/3/2016

What the reenactment is related to: Battle

Cost to attend reenactment: general admission (ages 13+): $16.00

Additional parking coordinates (if necessary): N 44° 13.929 W 076° 27.534

Cost for parking: Free

Special Events:

Website for further information: [Web Link]

Cost for participants: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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