Plan your field trip today and watch your classroom come alive!

Step into history with a field trip to Upper Canada Village in Morrisburg, Ontario and/or Fort Henry in Kingston, Ontario this school year. 

Our living history museums offer immersive experiences that breathe life into the past, allowing your students to engage with history in a hands-on way. From exploring authentic period buildings to participating in interactive demonstrations with costumed interpreters, your students will be transported back in time to experience the sights, sounds, and sensations of life in the 19th century.

Both Fort Henry and Upper Canada Village offer a mix of educational program opportunities, including options appropriate for all grades. With a range of dates available from April to November, teachers can plan visits that align with their academic calendars, ensuring a seamless integration of historical education into their curriculum. 

Program Offerings
  • Group size is minimum 20

All Grades


Upper Canada Village

Self-Guided Discovery Visits

A visit to Upper Canada Village provides a field study opportunity for students to gather information and formulate questions and compare their lives with life in the 1800s. Students will interact with costumed interpreters to learn about the role of women, men, and children, and how they dealt with challenges like food, shelter, clothing, work, and transportation. Historical trades, horticulture, livestock farming and land use will also be explored. Horse-drawn boat and wagon rides include.

  • All age groups/grades welcome
  • May 4 to September 2 | September 4 to 8 | September 11 to 15
  • English & French
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Upper Canada Village

Spring Train Special

Hop on the Miniature Train for a fun and educational ride through Crysler Park. Listen to the bilingual commentary and learn about the important role of the railroad and the St. Lawrence River.

  • All age groups/grades welcome
  • May to June
  • English & French
  • When purchased with UCV admission.
  • 20 minutes duration
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Elementary Programs


Upper Canada Village

Live-In Adventures (Day & Overnight)

The Live-In Adventure is a day or overnight immersive opportunity to experience everyday life in the 19th century. Students are outfitted with authentic period clothes and introduced to integrated learning activities such as baking over an open hearth, tinsmithing, sewing, and blacksmithing. Students will milk cows, help with farm chores, and attend a one-room schoolhouse. A Teacher’s Guide with menu suggestions, evening activities and pre-trip/post-trip ideas is included.

  • Ages 8 to 14 | Grades 2 to 8
  • May 4 to 17 | May 20 to June 14 | September 4-8 & 11-15
  • English ONLY
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Fort Henry

Bonnycastle Tours

This 60-minute program for a group of 20+ gives students a chance to come face to face with soldiers in Her Majesty's Army of 1867. Surrounded by the Fort Henry Guard in Infantry Red and Artillery Blue uniforms, students will be put through their paces with an in-depth expedition of the Citadel of Upper Canada. This guided visit will explain why and how the Fort was built, how it was expected to defend itself, and interactively demonstrate the lives of the people who once lived here in 1867, a garrison of soldiers and their families.

  • Ages 8 to 14 | Grades 3 to 8
  • May 18 to September 30
  • English & French
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Fort Henry

Victorian Education Program

This 90-minute program gives students a chance to become a soldier in Her Majesty's Army. After a one-hour guided tour of Fort Henry, your class will participate in two vignettes, followed by a muster parade where students learn basic foot drills and learn to march like a soldier.

  • Ages 8 to 14 | Grades 3 to 8
  • May 18 to September 30
  • English & French
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Fort Henry

Garrison Life Program

This 3-hour program includes the one-hour guided tour, several vignettes for students to participate in plus a new recruit program. Students will be issued a military jacket as they are now soldiers, will be sent to live in a soldiers’ barrack room, and will receive a certificate promoting them to the rank of Private at the conclusion of their stay.

  • Ages 8 to 14 | Grades 3 to 8
  • May 18 to September 30
  • English & French
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Fort Henry

Soldiers’ Overnight Program

This overnight program offers an immersive first-person experience of what it was like to be a soldier at the Citadel of Upper Canada in the year 1867. Guided by interpreters from noon until nightfall, groups complete a roster of duties that help participants understand how and why people at Fort Henry lived the way they did.

  • Ages 8 to 14 | Grades 5 to 8
  • May 18 to September 26, Limited Availability in October & November
  • English & French
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Upper Canada Village

NEW Black History Exhibit

Visit our newest exhibit centered around the local Black community living in the 19th century and covering 400 years of Black history in Canada. Celebrating the achievements of the local Black community of Upper Canada and learn more about Black History in Canada.

  • Grade 4 to 12
  • May to September
  • Located at Crysler Hall
  • English & French
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Secondary Programs


Upper Canada Village

Guided Walking Tours

Upper Canada Village’s more than 40 heritage buildings and winding roads provide an opportunity for a visual tour through time. Your group of 20+ students aged 15 or older will be led by a Village guide on an informative and scenic walking tour along the historic Village streets.

  • Ages 15+ | Grades 9 to 12
  • April 15 to 30 | September 3, 9, 10 & 16-22
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Fort Henry

Education Programs

All Fort Henry programs can be adapted to accommodate older groups of students (up to Grade 12).

Teacher Appreciation Program

This no-charge general admission program grants certified teachers, principals and vice-principals exclusive access and special benefits at Upper Canada Village and Fort Henry to help plan future visits for their students. Teachers with a valid Teachers Identification Card (Ontario & Quebec) and photo ID can apply for a Teacher Appreciation Pass which allows:

  • Unlimited admittance to Upper Canada Village heritage day programming (May to September).
  • Unlimited admittance to the Battle of Crysler’s Farm.
  • Unlimited admittance to Fort Henry heritage day programming (May to September).