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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  • We visit Fort Henry at least twice a year, on our last visit we did the sunset show is was amazing and my little guy loved it. Fort is a must see on any visit to Kingston.  more »
  • We were there for a Banquet in the middle of the Fort. The walk on the wall is impressive with an amazing view. You get to be close to huge canons of the old days. Some performance were presented, I g...  more »
  • Wasn't sure what to expect when we arrived, it felt empty and we were left on our own to explore the fort (which we loved). Just before 3PM; we watched a fabulous demonstration on rifles and then next...  more »
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  • Great living history site with knowledgeable and keen staff. Lots of activity throughout the day to keep you interested. They even fired a cannon! How can you go wrong?
  • It's a beautiful venue, and a great outdoor space when the weather is nice. Always something fun to check out, whether it be a craft beer fest, sunset ceremonies, or a giant haunted house. Also pretty cheap! A must-see for locals and tourists alike.
  • I went to the tour during the day. And the Wednesday night sunset show. It is a must see. Get a K Pass and see all the great sites of Kingston!
  • Really cool. Wasn't actually opened yet, but you are still able to stroll around and take photos. You just don't have a guide telling you all the facts.
  • I love the Fort and the fact that you can feel like a soldier for twenty dollars by firing a snider enfield and dressing in British uniforms makes it all authentic it's a great place for history teachers to take their students or parents or grandparents to take children and grand children definitely go here it's amazing