War of 1812 Battle of Crysler’s Farm Battlefield Re-enactment Weekend

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War of 1812 Battle of Crysler’s Farm Battlefield Re-enactment Weekend

Presented by the Friends of Crysler Farm Battlefield

Experience history with a re-enactment of “The Battle That Saved Canada”

The Battle of Crysler’s Farm Re-enactment returns! Step into the authentically recreated camps of the British and American army during the War of 1812. Meet period merchants, artisans and sutlers who come together to create a large display of living military history. Watch re-enactment battles near the Battle of Crysler’s Farm Memorial Building, next door to Upper Canada Village.

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Dates & Times
July 6, 2024 9:30 am - July 6, 2024 4:00 pm
July 7, 2024 9:30 am - July 7, 2024 4:00 pm
If only attending the event: Available Day Of
Adult (19+) $10.00
Youth (5-18) $5.00
All admission collected go to the Friends of Crysler’s Farm Battlefield to fund future military history events.
Show your battle admission wristband and get $5 discounted off admission fee to Upper Canada Village.
Family (Up to 2 Adults and 3 Youth/Student) $80 (plus HST)
Adult (19-64) $25 (plus HST)
Senior (65+) $23 (plus HST)
Student (13-18) $19 (plus HST)
Youth (5-12) $16 (plus HST)
Child (0-4) Free
Military (with ID) 20% Off

Event Information

Gates Open 9:30am- 4:00pm

  • 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – British and American Military Encampments. Self-guided and guided tours – please inquire please inquire at the Battle Memorial Building
  • 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Period demonstrations and displays, including blacksmithing, surgery, cooking and other artisans. (With breaks during battle)
  • 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. – Drill by military personnel. (Various times)
  • 11:00 to 12:00 p.m. – Demonstration of English Country Dancing (Saturday only)
  • 1:00 to 2:45 p.m. – Re-enactment activities – (On the battlefield just west of the Crysler’s Farm Battle Memorial Building.)
  • 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. – Preparation for children’s muster. Put on coat, take up a musket. Learn drill and marching to know what soldiers do during the battle.
  • 1:30 to 2:00 p.m. – Military music from the early 19th century performed by the 100th regiment band.
  • 2:00 to 2:45 p.m. – Interpretation and re-enactment of the Battle of Crysler’s Farm – 11 November 1813.
  • 3:00 to 3:30 p.m. – Speak with soldiers and find out about their equipment, weapons, how a musket works, watch blacksmithing, period surgery and much more. (Military encampments)
  • The Artillery Experience – Fire a cannon! Up to 5 participants per “crew” with one person doing the firing. Includes a short historical talk. (On the battlefield). $75 per firing – Tickets available at the Registration Tent

  • Period Merchants and Artisans
  • Ongoing Demonstrations and Drills
  • Local Historical and Special Interest Groups and Displays
  • A Walk Through History: Self and Guided Tours; Military Displays, Regency Fashion Display (Sat. Battlefield Memorial Building); Regency Era Lifestyles; Period Blacksmith.
  • Visit the Battlefield Memorial Building: Battlefield Dioramas.
  • Visit the Battlefield Memorial 1895 (Guided Tours available)
  • Details

    July 6 @ 9:30 am
    July 7 @ 5:00 pm


    Crysler’s Farm National Historic Site
    South Dundas, Ontario K0C 2G0 Canada + Google Map