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. Using our custom trip planner, Kingston attractions like Fort Henry (Fort Henry National Historic Site) can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • First thing in the morning on a package tour of the itineraries, but looked turret from the outside of the fortress was too early for the only in, and there was nothing. So sorry. Seasons best ceremonies such as change of guard and gunparade crowded and that.
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  • First off id like to say this was my second time going to "Fort Fright" our first experience(2016) there was a hell of a good time with lots of scares at a responsible price($16)! Our second time ($20...  more »
  • This is my second review of Fort Fright since last year. While we were extremely impressed by the event last October (wrote a 5 star review) this year it was a bitter disappointment for several reason...  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

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