Follow a lantern back in time at annual historical tour

Fort Rodd Hill event in Colwood features wartime re-enactors

Take a trip back in time and embark on an exclusive guided tour of Fort Rodd Hill after dark with the annual Lantern Tour.

Embrace the sounds, smells and surprises as you are whisked away on this journey. Discover the gun batteries by lantern light and watch re-enactors in uniform transform the area back to periods between 1897 to 1956.

Tours leave every 15 minutes from 7:00 until 9:15 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26, with members of the Victoria-Esquimalt Military Re-enactors Association putting on this fundraising event. Members will showcase several important scenes from local history and illustrate how people lived, while dressed in period costumes and acting in full character.

Last year’s event sold out, so organizers encourage interested participants to purchase tickets early. Tickets are available at the main entrance kiosk during the Fort’s operational hours daily until the event. Tickets are $10 per person (cash only) and do not include regular admission costs.

Participants are also encouraged to dress for cool weather and wear appropriate footwear.

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