Fort HenryCurrently Closed
- 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
77.67% of people start their Fort Henry visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Fort Henry
94.12% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Fort Henry
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Fort Henry, Kingston Reviews
Our guide was great, came back at night for the Sunset Ceremony, it was awesome. Actors were great, and the fifes and drums and reenactment was wonderful. Really loud though so take headphones if you have sensitive ears. One of the new recruits was a service dog , there with a Queens U student. She helped the 🐕 with all the commands. 🐕 was a real hit with the crowd. We went back today to purchase an item we didn't get on Wednesday. Today we got to meet their mascot David the 🐐.
Spent 2.5 hours on site and found it very interesting. Our guide was very informative and also answered all questions knowledgeably. The Marching Bands was fabulous. The tour covered all areas of the fort and that lasted one hour, then we could cover off all areas more intensely. Interesting history though the Fort was never attacked. Highly recommend
I found the cost (almost $80) to be high for two adults and two kids doing a self-guided tour. The grounds were definitely rich in history to say the least; however, perhaps a guided tour would be better. The shops were a little deceiving as they appear as though one might find interesting souvenirs, but instead seem to be leased out to arts/craft-type retailers. The sightlines of the city of Kingston were great though.
We had so much fun! The best part was everyone there dressed up in time period appropriate outfits, and even going so far as to pretend to be living there/carrying out day-to-day tasks. The views around the fort were definitely photo-worthy. So overall, I would highly recommend people check it out.
We had such an amazing experience here! We were not sure what to expect as it was a last minute decision. The staff are so talented - totally in character. The place is huge. There is lots to do and see. We went through the museum of the building which was very interesting. Then we were able to watch some reenactments including the canons and guns. I highly recommend checking this out! They have a new restaurant as well that is right on the water. We did not get to eat there as we had to leave early. They also have little shops to check out!