Longwoods 2022 Visitor Information & Schedule

The Upper Thames Military Reenactment Society and the Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority present the Battle of Longwoods on April 30th and May 1st, 2022. Re-enactors from across North America come together to recreate military and camp life in Southwestern Ontario during the War of 1812. Enjoy tours, demonstrations, and a daily battle.

The site will be open Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. A variety of activities are available each day. There will be period merchants open daily, and visitors can also take a self-guided tour of the Ska-Nah-Doht Village. In addition to the battle, we will have demonstrations from the surgeon, a performance by the Crown Forces Drums, Artillery and musket presentations, camp tours, and more!

Admission

  • $10 per person
  • Kids 12 and under – free
  • Military personnel in uniform – free

Weekend Schedule

2022 Schedule – Saturday, April 30th and Sunday, May 1st

10:00Gates Open to Public
10:00Battalion Drill
British Forces perform their daily drill in preparation for the Battle of the Longwoods.

Battlefield
11:00Weapons and Tactics
Join a British soldier to learn how a musket operates and how it was used in battle.
Pavilion
11:15Surgeon
Surgical knowledge was rapidly changing in the early 19th C. Our surgeon will demonstrate how to deal with common wounds and diseases of the time.
Pavilion
11:30Battle Diorama
Learn about the battle of Longwoods from a bird’s-eye view.
Resource Centre
11:45Camp Tour
Join a British officer to explore how the officers and men of the British army lived in camp in 1812.
British Camp
1:00Native War Council
British officers negotiate with Indigenous leaders about the upcoming battle.
Birch Grove
1:15Camp Tour
Join a British officer to explore how the officers and men of the British army lived in camp in 1812.
British Camp
1:30Weapons and Tactics
Join a British soldier to learn how a musket operates and how it was used in battle.
Pavilion
1:45Music Demonstration
Hear a sample of military music from the Drums Crown Forces, 1812.
Battlefield
2:00Cannon Demonstration
In the early 19th C artillery was an important part of military strategy. See how these guns were loaded and fired and how they were used.
Battlefield
2:15Battle Demonstration
British, Indigenous, and American Forces will demonstrate the military tactics of the period.
Battlefield
2:45Mini-Militia
Following the battle, youngsters who want to be soldiers will be trained in the drill and discipline required of a soldier in 1812.
Battlefield
3:00Surgeon
Surgical knowledge was rapidly changing in the early 19th C. Our surgeon will demonstrate how to deal with common wounds and diseases of the time.
Pavilion
4:00Gates Close