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Monday, August 8, 2022
Napoleonic re-enactment to take over Fort George
A Napoleonic recreation will take place at Fort George throughout July 9 and 10
A Napoleonic recreation will take place at Fort George throughout July 9 and 10 File

Fort George is under seige!

This weekend Europe comes to Canada as Napoleon’s army takes over Fort George National Historic Site for a Napoleonic re-enactment, filled with muskets and majesty.

Napoleonic-style French and British uniforms will fill Fort George, with demonstrations and battle re-enactments happening both days.

There will be three battle re-enactments and this year actor and re-enactor Mark Schneider from 2018’s Being Napoleon will embody Napoleon Bonaparte and grant visitors an “Audience with the Emperor” during a special presentation Saturday and Sunday.

Camp tours and fashion shows will also showcase the living conditions and uniforms of both French and British armies.

Here’s the schedule:

Saturday

  • 10 a.m. – Drill demonstration
  • 11:30 a.m. – Battle re-enactment
  • 1 p.m. – “Audience with the Emperor”
  • 2 p.m. – Fashion and Finery Show
  • 3:30 p.m. – Battle re-enactment

Sunday

  • 10 a.m. – Drill demonstration
  • 11 a.m. – Fashion and Finery Show
  • 1 p.m. – “Audience with the Emperor”
  • 2 p.m. – Battle re-enactment

Admission costs are $16.75 for adults, $15 for seniors and $4.25 for anyone 17 and under.

For more Fort George events, visit: Calendar of events – Fort George National Historic Site (pc.gc.ca)