Take a light tour of the fort

Ford Rodd Hill hosts its 10th annual lantern tours Saturday

  • Sep. 21, 2012 4:00 p.m.

One of the re-enactments that will be in place during the tours this weekend at Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites.

Shining light on the past after dark is what the Fort Rodd Hill Lantern Tour aims to do this Saturday.

In its tenth year, the tour reenacts the daily garrison life from the 1890s to 1956. As guests are guided through the site, 18 volunteers and park staff will dress the part, wearing period uniforms, and make the past come to life in the recreated barracks and gun batteries.

The tour has been a success over the years, hosting repeat visitors year after year.

“Some people have come every year since the tour began,” said Bob Campbell, Senior Heritage Communications Officer at the Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites of Canada.

“There’s always something new every year. There are some surprises, but we don’t want to give anything away,” said Campbell.

Fort Rodd Hill is a national historic site. Built in the late 1890s, it served to defend Victoria and the Esquimalt Naval Base.

 

Tours will leave every 15 minutes from 7 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Tickets are $10, but are limited and must be purchased in advance. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 250-478-4389.

 

 

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