Fort Henry (Fort Henry National Historic Site), Kingston

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Enjoy a slice of history at Fort Henry (Fort Henry National Historic Site). Built in 1812 to protect the naval dockyard of Kingston from potential American interference, it became part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Rideau Canal in 2007. As a visitor, you can observe reenactment drills by the uniformed Fort Henry Guard, enjoy artillery shows, and take guided tours around the fort, shedding light on its military and, potentially, haunted past. After this, peruse the shops in the trade square, or grab a meal at one of the restaurants. Put Fort Henry (Fort Henry National Historic Site) on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Kingston trip itinerary builder.
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  • The day we were there it was extremely hot hot. There weren't a lot of people I guess because of the heat but we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. From the sargent at the gate to the tour guide, we w...  read more »
  • Watching sun set here is nice. The art shops and the bar-restaurant has nice things to offer but the gem is the view 
  • Once again a beautiful place to visit take time to look at American/Canadian history the grounds there set is are also worth a view we saw a family of otters as we crossed the bridge it was great. 
  • Worth a visit if you haven't been to a place like this. If you've seen old castles and forts before, this one may be underwhelming. Entrance fee is pretty steep. The daily garrison parade is pretty neat. Staff was friendly and informative.
  • Pros: Nice venue inside for wedding reception and had a nice grass area outside for the wedding ceremony. Service was very good and staff was nice/attentive. I would rate this place as 9/10 for service and venue. Cons: Decor and table settings was basic. It was a bit crowded inside and not much room to dance or move around as the hall inside is quiet small. The wedding I went in May had around 15-20 tables total. The food had small portions and we felt there was not enough food at the wedding we went to. The salad was very good, steak/salmon was well cooked but it got ruined by the bad sauce that they used. It made the salmon/steak taste really weird. The dessert was ok...Overall I would give this place 6 to 7 out of 10 for food. I heard the alcohol packages here are really pricey but the food package is cheap at only $40-60/plate. So best to bring in your own alcohol if you can. The wedding we went to had cash bar which kinda sucks as you had to pay $6 per drinks (pricey). Better to bring your own wine & beer so the guests can drink more and don't have to pay since they are already coming to your wedding and bringing gifts.
  • We saw the Sunset Tattoo! Loved it. We stuck around for the Haunted Tour as well. In the bakery a heavy door slammed shut for no apparent reason. Ooooh Ah Ah Ha! Great time all around
  • The kids had fun watchinv the reenactements. My kids are older, but the canon and riffles being fired scared a lot of the younger ones.
  • Well worth a visit but check activities and opening times. Sunset ceremony is really worth seeing. If you want a place to picnic keep going past the main parking lot and visitors centre. Round the back of the fort is parking, picnic area and great views of the St Lawrence, Kingston and the Murney Towers.
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