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Brock’s Monument open for season, with NOTL discount
Brock's Monument is located at Queenston Heights. (Dariya Baiguzhiyeva/Niagara Now)

Brock’s Monument at Queenston Heights is offering a special discount for Niagara-on-the-Lake residents this summer.

For the month of May, NOTL residents can climb the tower for only $1 after providing proof of address.

The 56-metre monument is now open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The price for climbing and guided tours for adult visitors is $4.50 and $3.50 for youth aged from six to 16 years old. Admission is free for children under five.

The stairs, 235 in total, are open every day and those making it to the top will receive a certificate.

Visitors can also tour the battlefield with costumed staff, stop by a small museum and a gift shop inside the monument and participate in a scavenger hunt program.

The Friends of Fort George also provide guided tours to learn more about the Battle of Queenston Heights. In May and June, tours run every Saturday and Sunday at 11:00 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Throughout July and August, tours run daily at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Situated on the site of Battle of Queenston Heights, the tower is a federal historic building. It is also the final resting place for Maj.-Gen. Sir Isaac Brock, who was killed in the Battle of Queenston Heights, and his aide-de-camp Lt.-Col. John Macdonnell.

The money from the programming at the site goes toward student summer employment at Fort George and Brock’s Monument.