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.
- 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.
- Premium Passport (all year season pass) Adult $62.95; Senior $49.95; Youth $43.95.
- Bus: 6 Niagara Park Drive (south side) (12)
- Tim Hortons
- Dox Restaurant
- Tir Nan Og
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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
Great place to bring family and friends, although don’t plan to walk from downtown Kingston as it’s quite a walk! It’s free to walk a large portion but you have to pay for the core attractions inside (group rates!). I’d recommend you bring a hat and/or sunscreen. Overall a fun educational experience! The fort never saw action!
I went for fright night the weekend before Halloween, it was a lot of fun in the haunted house. Definitely had me spooked while I was walking through it and very well put together. I also got the total scare package and went on a guided tour with a wonder young girl who's name I forget unfortunately but she was short, round framed glasses and dirty blonde hair. Very informative and well spoken. I would like to go back and visit the Fort another time in the daytime.
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!