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Murney Tower National Historic Site, Kingston

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4.1/5 based on 55 reviews on the web
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  • We tried to go but it was closed for the season. We couldn't even park in the attached lot thanks to people parking for the hospital across the street. We would have settled for a walk around the plac...  read more »
  • Starting from the center of Kingston is a nice walk to get to the Tower walk. The walk to circulate on the edge of the water.
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  • The Murney tower was open for a tour one day while I was walking down on the waterfront, and I went in for the tour. The guardhouse and rooms were well maintained. It was particularly impressive to tr...  read more »
  • Great little museum for able bodied visitors, three floors, awkward stairs and confined spaces. Nominal entry fee, but SUPER-COOL access to a maintained Martello Tower with an intact cannon, that provides a great perspective on 1840's Kingston. Smaller groups only, it is a small museum. Suitable for children who know not to touch artifacts.
  • It is always good to visit a historic site and then explain to your kids about history, why it was put that location, why the cannon is pointing to the lake, how it is constructed, etc. Good to spend time with family. The surrounding park is also very nice.
  • This 19th century defense tower made for a nice short visiting location. The tower is about three stories tall and you get almost full access to the structure. The large canon gun is up top, quarters and storage are down below. The entry level has exhibits and artifacts to look at. They also have some items you can handle and even costumes to try on. There are displays that give further information for the various parts of the building. The condition of the structure is impressive. The structure isn't very large, so you won't be there for very long, but the price is reasonable for the size of the tower. The area around the tower is nice. The ground around the tower is up high relative to the water. You can also get right down to the water quite easily. This helps make for a few nice photo opportunities. I will say that I saw a lot more trash hanging around than I am used to seeing at Canadian sites. If in Kingston or driving by, it is worth a trip. I would not recommend coming from a distance however just to see this. Three adults, one small child for $12 helps take this 3 star attraction (due to the brevity) to 4 stars.
  • A lot more inside than you'd expect. Neat displays and roof and basement to explore.
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