To American re-enactors planning to attend the Crysler’s Farm Re-enactment next weekend:
If you have any questions in regards to current border restrictions, muskets, powder, and help related to the Arrive Can App, you are encouraged to contact the following numbers and speak to a superintendent.
Thousand Islands Bridge Crossing:
Direct Line: 613-659-2301
Prescott Bridge Crossing:
Direct Line: 613-925-4225
We look forward to having you join us!
There are just 10 more days until the re-enactment! We’ve got an exciting weekend planned – from a children’s muster and a regiment band, to period merchants and regency fashion displays. There’s something for everyone! Our full daily schedule and list of attractions can be found below:
DAILY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Post Re-enactment: Fire a cannon! “The Artillery Experience”: $75
includes: $25 FCFB membership and historical talk. Up to 5 participants
per “crew” with one touch off. Tickets available at the Administration
Tent. Four firings daily.
Sunday 11:00am: John Marsellis UE Plaque Unveiling Ceremony, Upper
Canada Village Pioneer Memorial Cemetery
Canteen Service by Riverside RA
Spring is on the horizon, which means summer isn’t far behind! Mark your calendars because the Battle of Crysler’s Farm Re-enactment will return on the weekend of July 16th-17th, 2022. Check back soon for more details!
The Battle of Crysler’s Farm Re-enactment will return on July 16th and 17th, 2022. Re-enactor registration is now open.
In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s 1812 battle re-enactment, which had been scheduled for July 18th-19th, 2020, has been cancelled.
Our primary concern is the health and safety of the re-enactors, the vendors, and the public. Our executive has been exploring the possibility of rescheduling the event for next summer. Stay tuned for more details, which will be made available as they become known.
Thank you for your understanding, and we wish everyone the best of health during this trying time.
The 2020 Battle Re-enactment has officially been scheduled for the weekend of July 18-19, 2020! Stay tuned for more details.
Step right into the authentically recreated camps of the British and American army during the War of 1812. Meet period craftspeople, 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.
The weekend will include:
Re-enactors: Please register!
Please join us on July 9th and 10th for the Battle of Crysler’s Farm Re-enactment.
The 2015 Battle of Crysler’s Farm Weekend was again a resounding success.
The reenactors fought an exciting and suspense-filled battle on each of two successive afternoons with artillery and horses adding to the battle, to the enthusiastic cheers of a good crowd on each day. A steady stream of interested visitors to the encampment gained an increased interest and knowledge of the lives of both soldiers and civilians of the era. The sutlers and civilians added to the military encampment that attracted reenactors and visitors alike. A lively festive addition to the reenactor’s pub night was the introduction of period-appropriate English Country Dancing, just as it might have appeared in front of Cook’s Tavern any summer’s evening in 1813. Upper Canada Village’s Travelling Tiltons show provided added comic relief through song and wit.
A feature of this year’s event, sombre but much appreciated by those attending, was a Sunday morning paying of respect to the memory of the late Robin Morris, who was a leader in bringing the early history of Eastern Ontario to the public through living history. He was an enthusiastic historical reenactor, founding member of The Canadian Fencibles, and devoted friend (and Friend) of the Crysler’s Farm Battlefield Memorial. A brief memorial was led by Robin’s old friend Bob Irvine. The memorial ended, with the aid of Robin’s friends and fellow gunners, with the spreading of his ashes in the most fitting way possible over his beloved Saint Lawrence River.
No account of the weekend would be complete without thanks to the staff of Upper Canada Village and the St. Lawrence Parks commission. The logistic and staff support they provided did much to make the event the success it was.
The 1812 Battle Re-Enactment is returning to the Crysler’s Farm Battlefield on July 11TH and 12TH of 2015.
2015 CRYSLER’S EVENT SCHEDULE JULY 10-12TH 2015
FRIDAY JULY 10TH