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Kingston City Hall, Kingston

Categories: Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web
Take a tour of the historic and ornate Kingston City Hall to observe 19th-century Neoclassical architecture at its best. Be sure to check out the cells in the basement at this National Historic Site and observe portraits of the city's past mayors. Make sure to check the website for tour timings. Put Kingston City Hall at the forefront of your travel plans using our Kingston family vacation planner.
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  • You get to go to the jail cells in the basement which is pretty cool! And listen to crazy people in the cells ,lots of info about kingston in there to! 
  • My family visited city hall on thanksgiving day. Unfortunately you are not allowed to enter the city hall. 
  • The Kingston City Hall you can explore on your own or as part of a free tour, which is carried out by volunteers from Kingston. You do not need tickets. You just go to the information desk of the Town Hall. Where to get a plan of the building and finds out when the next tour starts. Guided tours usually 45-60 minutes. The starting times are flexible; as soon a guide is free, here we go, and wait times are not very long. I had even a guided tour for me alone. Louise has led me knowledgeable and engaging way through the building and doing quite a bit about the history of Canada in General, Kingston in particular and especially about the Town Hall informed me. The town hall designed in 1841, when Kingston was just declared the capital of the United Provinces of upper and lower Canada (now Ontario and Québec). Shortly before the completion of the building of 1844, Montréal was capital, then Toronto and including 1867 Ottawa. The Town Hall has been around several times in its history - and expanded. The original carriage entrance has been removed E.g. and integrated into the today's main entrance, and parts of the original building were never rebuilt after a major fire, it came new hinz. The building housed a police station and a holding cell, in which sometimes even children have been closed. I found particularly interesting images and information boards, as well as remarks on the recognition of women as persons, the women's suffrage and the participation of the Canadian forces on the 1st and 2nd World War - Canada was still a British territory and had to participate from the outset in both wars. Overall a very, very interesting and informative guide with lots of information on architecture and history and a very nice conversation about Canada and Europe. Unfortunately I learned very little about the United States, and almost nothing about Canada in the school. Louise could close some gaps in my knowledge and made more lust; at this point once again thank you for this!
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  • I love the architecture. It's a beautiful old building. Well worth taking a tour through
  • Wheelchair accessible facility with great interior architecture.
  • A cool place to walk by
  • Fun to wander around this beautiful building.
  • Beautiful city and a beautiful monument
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