The Fort Heritage Precinct is Re-opening on June 30

Posted on June 29, 2020

All guests must wear a face covering while visiting the Fort Heritage Precinct. Click HERE for more information.

 

The Fort Heritage Precinct is

Re-opening on June 30

 

FORT SASKATCHEWAN, ALBERTA, (June 29, 2020) – The Fort Heritage Precinct will reopen on June 30, 2020, and will provide a safe and engaging experience for visitors looking to explore the rich history of Fort Saskatchewan.

“The Fort Heritage Precinct team is looking forward to safely sharing our stunning site with the citizens of Fort Saskatchewan and the Greater Capital Region. We are delighted to have our doors open again.” states Cherise Elliott, Culture and Heritage Supervisor.

Museum staff have spent the past month preparing to safely welcome back guests and to ensure all heritage buildings and park spaces adhere to Covid-19 reopening guidelines and restrictions from the Government of Alberta, the Alberta Museum’s Association and the City of Fort Saskatchewan’s Covid-19 Pandemic Task Force.

To facilitate the best possible experience for visitors, the Fort Heritage Precinct is now offering touchless timed-ticket admission for all tours. Visitors will be able to purchase tickets, online, for one of three daily tour timeslots every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

For timeslots and to purchase tickets go to historycentre.ca Tickets cost: $7 (all ages admission)

The museum has set aside time to accommodate pre-booked appointments for research requests, object donations and other specialized services every Tuesday and Wednesday. The Fort Heritage Precinct’s gift shop and visitor information centre will be open from Tuesday to Saturday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. The Museum will be closed July, 1 for Canada Day.

Through the collection, research, preservation, and interpretation of local history, we create an environment of inspiration for our regional community to discover the development of Fort Saskatchewan and surrounding areas and its relevance to Western Canadian and Canadian History.

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The City of Fort Saskatchewan is a vibrant economic and cultural hub located just 15 minutes northeast of Edmonton on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River. Home to more than 24,000 people, the City proudly manages state of the art recreation, culture and historic amenities including 75 km of outdoor trails, a performing arts theatre and fitness centre within the Dow Centennial Centre and the 1875 – 1885 NWMP Fort Representation in historic downtown.

 

 Media contact:

Cherise Elliott

Culture & Heritage Supervisor

City of Fort Saskatchewan

780-991-2342

Web: www.historycentre.ca / Twitter: @FortPrecinct / Instagram: @FortHeritagePrecinct Facebook: CityFortSask

"Amazing learning connections were made between our study of past and present and your program. Lunch facilities were great. The games and hands on activities we played were so much fun. So many happy faces to be spending time in jail! The tour of village were also extremely well done. Again, the children were kept engaged and involved. The mock trial was great fun. I can’t say enough about your program It is absolutely fanstastic. Your staff does an outstanding job leading the children."