Fort Malden is a small Canada historic site in the Town of Amhurstburg Ontario Canada. Build in 1796 to secure the western defenses of Upper Canada (Ontario) as well has to act as head quarters of the British Western Division and British Indian Department. The original fort was burned along with much of the town during the War of 1812, rebuilt by the Americans and reoccupied by the British at the end of the war. Over the years the fort has been used as a fortification, mental hospital and orphanage. Currently it is run by Parks Canada as a historic site showing the history of the British Army in the area during the 1830’s. The Town of Amhurstburg is a picturesque little town along the southern end of the Detroit River where it empties into Lake Erie.