Fort HenryCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: Kingston, Ontario, ON, Canada
- Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-6135427388
- Ticket Price: 17 USD
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Museum, Educational Site, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Fort, Unesco Site
Fort Henry - Review
A designated National Historic Site of Canada and recently a UNESCO World Heritage site, Fort Henry is a stunning fort that dates back to 1812, when it was originally built. Presently administered by Parks Canada, the military interpreters conduct presentations and tours of the fort that exhibit British military life. But you could also explore the fort on your own pace. Other activities and demonstrations include historical reenactments of drills and battle tactics, the Garrison Parade, the Victorian School Room, and the Muster Parade, where young visitors are dressed in period uniforms and taught to march by a qualified member of the Guard.
The Sunset Ceremony that is held every Wednesday and Saturday in July and August, is a brilliant show where a full program of historic drill, music and artillery is presented. For some adrenaline and creeps, participate in one of the many ghost walks that are conducted by many tour companies. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Kingston itinerary 2 days.
Fort Henry Information
- The sunset military ceremony is a memorable experience. Do try and catch it if you can.
- Timings vary according to the program schedule of the season.
Fort Henry Ticket Prices
- Premium Passport (all year season pass) Adult $62.95; Senior $49.95; Youth $43.95.
How To reach Fort Henry by Public Transport
- Bus: 6 Niagara Park Drive (south side) (12)
Restaurants Near Fort Henry
- Tim Hortons
- Dox Restaurant
- Tir Nan Og
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Things to Know Before Visiting Fort Henry
95% of people who visit Kingston include Fort Henry in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
70.24% of people start their Fort Henry visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Fort Henry
94.27% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Fort Henry
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Fort Henry, Kingston Reviews
Being born and raised in Kingston, I have been to Old Fort Henry more times than I can count and it always blows me away. This past weekend we attended again as the US Marine Corp was there with the Marine Band and Precision Drill Team. These are PROFESSIONAL soldiers and I would put our Guard up against them any day of the week when it comes to precision, professionalism and OUR guard are University Students. Once again, so impressed as were our friends who experienced it for the first time! So proud!
Really nice place to visit with your family! They have a nice tour, they make food according to the time for guests to try and buy. There’s a really cool soldier marching and band display. Also if you are a teacher you get in for free and if not then your admission is also good for the upper Canada village which is a about an hour away I think and super cool
I have been to Old Fort Henry many times over the last 55 years or so. It never disappoints. Went again two days ago. The Guard were simply fantastic. Their drill precision evidenced what must be hours and hours of practice and commitment. Have some experience with drill, being retired RCMP. These young men and ladies are ten times better that we ever were!!. All the staff at the Fort were so friendly and helpful. So proud to see people from all over the world seeing and enjoying a living example of our history. Well done all staff at Fort Henry!
I somehow went into this thinking that surely a big old fort would be boring, but I was so wrong. The fort is massive and well done up. There's incredible re-enactments constantly going on in the square - we watched for quite some time, captivated at the precision and accuracy of these reenactments! When exploring around the fort, a lot of the rooms are either re-done to period specific style, or are used as museum rooms (each room focusing on different topics and having a large variety of amazing artifacts - if you're into that stuff). Some of the rooms are also part of reenactments too, like the school room (which hosts a short school for guests every day) and bakery (which had bakers baking AMAZING smelling bread over the fire). We came back a second time and did one of the ghost walks here after dark, which was a really cool time to see the fort and hear some eerie stories. Would definitely go back again and spend more time there! The place is a fury of activity and I'm sure we didn't even see it all! Worth the visit! We did it as part of a kpass.
The military exercises are good. Some rooms are a bit empty. Would like more historical stories associated with the rooms posted in the rooms. If you do not take a tour make sure when you go into the upper fort to go to the left as there is more on display in those rooms then to your right. Some interesting information about the use of the fort is on display.