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Tall ship at Discovery Harbour

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Captain and visitors aboard replica ship H.M.S. Tecumseth at Discovery Harbour

Historic Ships

Replica ships H.M.S. Bee and H.M.S. Tecumseth at Discovery Harbour

Special Events

Visiting Mother and child at Halloween Event at Discovery Harbour

School Visits

School Group on tour at Discovery Harbour

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Discovery Harbour is open 7 days a week: 10am to 5pm

 

 

 

 

Join us for our special events this spring and summer:

 - Royal Newfoundland Regiment Garrison:  June 2 & 3 

For more details on each activity, click on the 'Special Events" tab.

Saturday, June 2nd, 2018:

10:00am - 5:00pm – Encampment, cooking & activities open to the public
11:00am – Full Kit Drill/Musket Demonstration  
11:30am – War of 1812 Surgeon
12:00pm – Cannon Demonstration – Noon Gun Firing
1:00pm – Dueling Demonstration
2:00pm - Full Kit Drill/Musket Demonstration   
2:30pm – War of 1812 Surgeon
3:00pm – Cannon Demonstration & Firing
4:00pm – Full Kit Drill/Musket Demonstration   
5:00pm – Encampment closed to the Public  

Sunday, June 3rd, 2018

10:00am - 4:00pm – Encampment, cooking & activities open to the public
11:00am – Full Kit Drill/Musket Demonstration  
11:30am – War of 1812 Surgeon
12:00pm – Cannon Demonstration – Noon Gun Firing
1:00pm – Dueling Demonstration
2:00pm - Full Kit Drill/Musket Demonstration   
2:30pm – War of 1812 Surgeon
3:00pm – Cannon Demonstration & Firing
4:00pm – Garrison Weekend Officially Closed

 

 - “Hoist the Colours” War of 1812 Naval Event: July 7 & 8 

 - Ghost Tours: Wednesdays & Saturdays, July 4 to August 29

Tours start at 9 pm sharp - Let us guide you through the historic site and listen to the ghostly tales and weird happenings at this 19th century site.

 - Pirates of the Bay: Saturday August 4, 10am - 5pm

Ahoy Matey’s! We invite you to join the motley crew and become a Pirate for the DAY! ARR

 

About Discovery Harbour

A naval and military past

Discovery Harbour traces its roots back to the original British naval and military base in Penetanguishene, built to safeguard access to Upper Canada after the War of 1812. "His Majesty's Naval Establishment on Lake Huron", (as it was first called) kept ships prepared to supply British posts to the northwest. By 1820, it was home to over 70 people, including sailors, officers, shipwrights, and soldiers. Five large ships, 15 smaller vessels, and numerous workshops and dwellings were built.

In 1828, a British garrison on Drummond Island was relocated to Penetanguishene. By 1834, Canada was defended exclusively by these forces. An impressive stone Officers' Quarters was built in 1845. The military occupied the site until 1856.

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