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1. Posted by Gorillazkid (Inactive, 2 posts) 29 Jan '13 10:44

Hi All,

So I am planning a little driving tour of eastern ontario this summer. Have any of you been to the St. Lawrence River and 1000 Islands region in eastern ontario? I have been intrigued by all the War of 1812 re-enactments and commemorations going on there, especially this upcoming summer.

Have any of you been to this region? Are any of you planning to visit? What events have you heard about? I'd love to hear what others think.

2. Posted by TeflonCDN (Full Member, 113 posts) 30 Jan '13 05:53

Hi Gor. Here are a few places to visit, Old Fort Henry in Kingston (morning) and the reenactment of the Battle of Chrysler Farm (afternoon).

The Battle of Chrysler Farm is in early July. Consult their website for more info and actual dates.

www.cryslersfarm.com/

http://www.forthenry.com/index.cfm/en/home/

I have been to both these places and you should enjoy them. Be sure to spend time talking to the re-enacters in the camp, before and after, the battle.

War of 1812 in general

For some reason, the Canadian Govt has decided to promote the ..... out of the war. Here is the official website. Lots of info but the major celebrations were last year (200th).

http://www.warof1812.ca/

The Canadian War Museum in Ottawa will also have some interesting stuff for you.

http://www.warmuseum.ca/war-of-1812/