Fort Henry National Historic Site, Kingston

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Enjoy a slice of history at Fort Henry National Historic Site. Built in 1812 to protect the naval dockyard of Kingston from potential American interference, it became part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Rideau Canal in 2007. As a visitor, you can observe reenactment drills by the uniformed Fort Henry Guard, enjoy artillery shows, and take guided tours around the fort, shedding light on its military and, potentially, haunted past. After this, peruse the shops in the trade square, or grab a meal at one of the restaurants. Using our custom trip planner, Kingston attractions like Fort Henry National Historic Site can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • i have been going here for a long time . my first time was with my parents and now i have gone with other people and brought the same joy that i had. I love to watch people for the first time here  more »
  • Kids got to run around the whole Fort as it wasn’t very crowded. Lots to see. Unfortunately no shows or costumes given Covid but the Fort has done a great job at keeping the fun and keeping it clean!  more »
  • Great place to visit. Lots of in-character explanations. Great guided tours! Experience lived history. I am sure there is more to see here. Food, at the restaurant over-looking the water, was very good.
  • Great place to spend some time enjoying the outdoors. The park is clean, centrally located and has loads of free parking. It has a kid's playground & small water park, lots of trees, grassed areas, nice paved paths that will take you from one end to the other, and then the is the stunning views of Lake Ontario! The only negative for me is that the public washrooms close in Oct and don't open again until Apr or May.

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