Fort Henry National Historic Site

1 Fort Henry Dr.
Kingston, ON K7K 5G8- Map It
(613) 542-7388

AAA Editor Notes

Fort Henry National Historic Site is e. on Hwy. 2 at Hwy. 15 (Hwy. 401 exit 623). Built during the War of 1812, the fort has been restored as a museum of British and Canadian military history. Interactive displays depict garrison life in the 1860s with rooms containing displays of militaria, clothing and artifacts. Others rooms house 19th-century military and naval arms and equipment. The Garrison Parade is a 30-minute presentation of music, drill and artillery. The children's Military Muster Parade, offered three times daily, gives children the chance to “play soldier” with the Fort Henry Guard. The Guard also performs muster drills and military demonstrations. The Victorian schoolroom offers lessons in 1860s history and occasional opportunities to visit Fort Henry's goat mascot. Fort Fright, conducted by lantern-light, is a haunted Halloween walking tour of the fortress. Guided tours are available. Food is available.
Free in 2017 to celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation. Otherwise $18; $16 (ages 6-12 and 65+). Beginning in 2018, admission will be free for ages 0-17. Rates may vary during special events. Schedule and prices are subject to change.
Hours: Fort Henry open daily 9:30-5 (also 5-10 p.m. on Sunset Ceremony days), Victoria Day weekend-Labour Day weekend. Garrison Parade daily at 2:30. Fort Fright Thurs.-Sun. 7 p.m.-10 p.m., Oct. 1-Oct. 18; nightly 7-10, Oct. 22-Nov. 1. Phone for schedule of tours, demonstrations and other special events.