Experience life in a British Military Garrison with military demonstrations and 19th century interpretation of military life.
Kingston, ON — Military interpreters bring history to life as they recreate the sights and sounds of the historic Fort Henry Guard Drums, Drill Squad and Royal Artillery within the limestone walls of Fort Henry National Historic Site, transporting guests back in time to the year 1867. Starting today, April 12, guests can book their tickets online for the 2022 Fort Henry season!
All season long (from May 21-September 4), rigorously trained Fort Henry interpretive staff demonstrate precision military manoeuvres and heart-pounding music in the Fort’s central Parade Square every hour, featuring historic canons and rifles. Between demonstrations, guests can experience what military life was like for both military members and their families by exploring more than 30 historic rooms and museum exhibits, taking in a Victorian school lesson and enjoying baked goods baked in historic ovens by interpretive bakers. Guests can choose to explore independently or join a 1-hour guided tour with an expert on the inner workings of the Fort.
Visiting the Fort
Tickets are available for purchase online now at www.FortHenry.com and purchasing tickets prior to arrival is highly recommended.
- General adult admission is $20 (plus HST), (see additional pricing categories)
- Hours are 10:00am-5:00pm (with the last ticket sold at 4:30pm), 7 days a week.
- Parking is available at no charge onsite
About Fort Henry
Fort Henry was built between 1832 and 1837 to protect Fort Frederick, the opening of the Rideau Canal and the town of Kingston. British soldiers were garrisoned there until 1870, followed by Canadian troops until 1891. In 1936, the Fort underwent restoration and opened as a living history museum in 1938. Now a National Historic Site, Fort Henry has seen millions of visitors pass through its gates, entering the realm of 19th century military life. Guests experience guided tours, scenic views, heart-pounding musical performances, and precision military demonstrations by the Fort Henry Guard, a highly disciplined group of student recruits trained as British soldiers from 1867.
About St. Lawrence Parks Commission
The St. Lawrence Parks Commission, an agency of the Government of Ontario, operates facilities stretching from Kingston to the Quebec border, including Upper Canada Village, Fort Henry National Historic Site of Canada (and a UNESCO World Heritage Site); Kingston Pen Tours, Crysler Park Marina, Upper Canada Golf Course, Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary and 10 campgrounds and 6 beach day-use picnic areas including the Long Sault and Thousand Islands Parkways.
To learn more, visit www.parks.on.ca.
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St. Lawrence Parks Commission