Fort Henry (Fort Henry National Historic Site), Kingston

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History Museum
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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  • This is a fantastic tour for families to do when visiting Kingston. The reenactment of historical events is fun and entertaining for everyone and the museum itself a must see for all Canadians  more »
  • Every second yr the US Marines come to show us their skills. Alternate years our fort Henry guards who are high-school and college students demonstrate their daily routine. Both have great technique a...  more »
  • We went to the Foresta Lumina in Quebec and decided to follow to the one here in Kingston at Fort Henry. Did not disappoint. this one was very interactive. Im sure they will have in the summer again. ...  more »
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  • Lumina Borealis with family. Nice walk through on a beautiful clear night. Great displays! Fun time. Stopped in to the various shops to browse. City view was really nice with all the lights.
  • Gorgeous old fort. We were here for the Lumina Borealis light show and it was amazing!! Loved it so so much 💟
  • Lumina Borealis was quite the experience. The scenery, music, and lighting was phenomenal. A must-see during the holidays.
  • Lumina Borealis event was a nice evening walk at the fort. Reasonable price. The grand finale was worth sticking around for. Good date or with the kids.
  • Visited for Lumina Borealis. Great time. Gorgeous lights. More parking spaces would improve on the experience.