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HISTORY

Discover our rich heritage roots, and experience history as it comes to life in Ontario.

HISTORY

CULTURE AND HERITAGE

Follow the footsteps of escaping American slaves who sought freedom along the secret route of the Underground Railroad to southern Ontario. Celebrate French culture at a Francophone festival.

GARDENS AND CONSERVATORIES

Visit heritage homes across the province to get a unique insight into our past, and tour their significant historic designated gardens to learn about the cultural importance of these lovely spaces.

HISTORIC SITES, CASTLES AND FORTS

Experience day-to-day life in a 19th-century village or watch the drama of the re-enacted War of 1812 military battles that dramatically shaped the culture, society and politics of the province.

Two men dressed at 17th century Jesuit priests.

SAINTE-MARIE AMONG THE HURONS

Follow in the footsteps of 17th century French missionaries to the village known as Sainte-Marie among the Hurons. Learn how they lived as they attempted to convert the Huron nation and the tragic results that turned the Jesuits into martyrs.
Couple speaking with man dressed as a soldier at Fort Henry.

FORT HENRY NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE OF CANADA

Enter into the world of the 19th century British military at Fort Henry. Check out the award-winning Sunset Ceremonies featuring a drill squad and artillery detachment re-enactments.