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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  • This outdoor light show event co-sponsored by Fort Henry and Ontario Power Generation was an excellent winter activity at a superb historical site. The light show, projected on the inner walls of the ...  more »
  • Fort Henry offers great insight into the past history of Kingston. Kingston is fortunate to have this fort active in the summer months providing day and evening programs to delight young and old. Don’...  more »
  • We went to Fort Henry to view the Lumina Borealis display this week when the weather was milder. Dress warmly in layers and wear sturdy boots to walk around the display. We went with adults and a baby...  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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