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Fort Henry National Historic Site of Canada

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Come and discover Fort Henry in Kingston, Ontario. The UNESCO World Heritage site offers visitors a chance to step back in time and experience what life was like nearly 200 years ago.

Fort Henry was built from 1832 to 1837 to replace an existing fortification from the War of 1812 era. Situated atop Point Henry, the Fort protected the naval dockyard at Point Frederick, the entrance of the Rideau Canal and the town of Kingston, which was the major transshipment point along the supply route between Montreal or Ottawa and all points west. The site offers guided tours, scenic views, and musical performances from a military band and military and marching demonstrations by the Fort Henry Guard.

What You'll See

  • Fort Henry is both a museum and a spectacular historic site.
  • Once inside the fortification’s wooden gates, visitors enter a marvelous reproduction of 19th century military life.
  • The site offers guided tours, scenic views, and musical performances from a military band and military and marching demonstrations by the Fort Henry Guard.
  • The Fort also plays host to numerous special ceremonies and events throughout the tourist season, so don’t be surprised if you get a little unforeseen bonus during your visit.