About the Weather:
Please note that this event will be held Rain or Shine, so be sure to bring the appropriate clothing. Sunscreen and a Hat are perfect on a sunny day. Generally, rain or showers do not force the cancellation of Re-enactment events. If extreme weather occurs, such as high winds, heavy rain and lightning, battle events and activities may be postponed for 30 minutes or cancelled due to extreme weather.
Parking will not be permitted on site at The Glengarry Pioneer Museum. The museum parking lot at the main entrance is reserved for First Aid Responders and will also be used as an unloading and loading area. If you need accessible parking, please inquire at 1812@glengarrypioneermuseum, as these might be offered at a first-come basis. We also advise that visitors refrain from parking along both sides of the Road on County Road 24 and County Road 30. Please park at the signed Visitor parking areas. Parking area A is the grass parking field across from the Kenyon Presbyterian Church. Parking area B is the soccer field just beside Kenyon Presbyterian Church (the cemetery entrance). Follow the signs designated. There will be parking guides available on both days until 2:30pm. Parking along the side of County Road 30 (Greenfield Road) will not be permitted due to safety concerns.
Access to the site will be through two gate entrances. Gate 1 is the gate at the corner of County Road 30 and 24 at the Star Inn. This gate will be the closest gate to the designated parking areas. Gate 2 is the gate at the main entrance at the Orange Hall. Admission will be charged $10.00 per adult and children under 12 are free. Additional monetary donations made to the event or the museum will also be welcome.
Main washrooms are available at the Orange Lodge Building. Additional portable bathrooms will be stationed at different areas of the museum grounds.
Food and Beverage:
Food is available for sale to the public at the replica cheese factory beside Roxborough Hall. Cassel Brewery is once again selling their ale to the public in the Bar of the Historic Star Inn. New to the site this year: a Bread sutlery, selling heritage baked breads, in Roxborough Hall.
What to see & Do:
There are many different things taking place throughout the museum site. Be prepared to explore and visit the different encampments belonging to the British regulars, the Upper Canada Militia, the Civilians, the Americans and the First nations. Be prepared to ask questions, as many of the visiting reenactors, enjoy educating and sharing their knowledge with the public. There will be demonstrations happening throughout the day. A fashion show, an 1812-inspired church service and military demonstrations are a few of the significant activities leading up to the afternoon Battle on both days. Even the buildings are not off-limits, where period quilting, trade demonstrations and some of the sutlers are set up. Peruse through the visiting sutlerys merchants), who will be selling their wares to the public. This year, we are expecting a variety of goods from Historical reproduction fabrics, Regency clothing, hand-forged iron ware, Indian silver, leather goods and baked breads. Be prepared to bring extra money, as there are no cash machines on site. The museum gift shop also boasts a nice supply of Books, games, gift ware and some other one-of-a-kind items.
For Safety Sake:
We do ask that visitors pay special attention to blocked off areas. These are areas where cannon and live-fire demonstrations may take place. When meandering through the various encampments please keep eyes open for such hazards as tent pegs and camp fires. Children need to be supervised at all times. No climbing or sitting on historical implements and artifacts will be permitted. We ask that the spectators wishing to view the battle remain at the roped-off area. Spectators are not allowed to view the battle from the road and the ditch along County Road 30, due to live-firing. No parking will be allowed along this area as well.