Battle of Fort William – FWHC August 17 & 18

The echo of Black Powder Muskets and the War of 1812 will fill Fort William Historical Park
The echo of Black Powder Muskets will fill Fort William Historical Park

THUNDER BAY – “The Battle of Fort William is an excellent opportunity for visitors to immerse themselves in Fort William Historical Park’s heritage program,” states Sergio Buonocore, FWHP’s General Manager. “The Battle of Fort William offers an exciting and interactive experience the whole family can enjoy.”

History comes alive at Fort William Historical Park (FWHP) during the Battle of Fort William on August 17th and 18th from 10 am to 5 pm daily.

Enjoy a weekend filled with action, drama and suspense! Visitors will experience an exciting battlefield sequence highlighting 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.

For more information about the Battle of Fort William and other FWHP events, visit or call 807-473-2344.

RVs and tents are welcome to stay overnight or longer at FWHP’s campground. For more information or to make reservations, call 807-473-2344 or email

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