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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  • The Fort has many attractions and themes that go on all year. They have a great restaurant with a good craft beer and wine selection. Check it out on-line for the best times to go.  more »
  • Stayed 1 night on our way back from Toronto to Ottawa... Love Kingston Beautiful surrounding, luxury stay  more »
  • My husband and I took our grand daughter and son to Fort Henry! A very interesting and informative visit. We watched the cannons go off, always a fun time with kids! However the best was yet to come.....  more »
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  • Very interesting place to visit. Just knowing that there were so many men that waked the same ground do many years ago. The stores were very nice and affordable. The views from the fort was lovely.
  • Highly recommend if you enjoy history but it is also just a nice place on the lake if you are not. Great views. Nice restaurant overlooking the lake as well. Well run historical site - reenactments, and well maintained fort. Great parking. Very interesting. If you are going by it is worth the stop.
  • Great place to visit and feel very connected to kingston and its past history. Very inspirational personally!
  • Didn't know that you could host private events here but you can. Contact them to find out how. We had a very nice dinner event there with Queen's university. I believe the catering was brought in from offsite.
  • This is one of my favorite museum / historic site to visit. Not only is it very interesting for its history they also use the site for other interesting events, such as Lumina Borealis that is on as I write this. Visit and visit again.
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