#LSN_Outdoors FORT WILLIAM HISTORICAL PARK’S BATTLE OF FORT WILLIAM
Thunder Bay, ONTARIO, August 11, 2017 – (LSN) Hear the cannons roar during Fort William Historical Park’s (FWHP) Battle of Fort William on August 19th and 20th from 10am to 5pm daily.
FWHP staff and volunteer re-enactors from across North America come together to present this thrilling event, filled with action, drama and suspense. This fictional battle is based on the North West Company’s military tactics during the Battle of 1812, which was a conflict fought between the United States of America and the British Empire.
Visitors will experience 19th century battlefield combat and strategy, learn about life as a soldier, watch period medical techniques in action, and get pulled into the drama by interacting with Fort William’s costumed inhabitants. Visitors can also try their hand at axe throwing, firing a historic musket and paddling a historic canoe along the Kaministiquia River. Children will be able to join in army drills and make crafts.
Daily tickets are available at $14 for adults, $12 for students and seniors (60+), $10 for youth (ages 6-12), and children 5 and under are FREE. Battle of Fort William will take place rain or shine.
“The Battle of Fort William is one excellent example of Fort William Historical Park’s heritage program, which specializes in bringing history to life,” states Sergio Buonocore, FWHP’s General Manger. “The Battle of Fort William combines a great educational opportunity with action, drama and suspense, the whole family can enjoy.”