Fort Fright

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Fort Fright

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Step into the shadows, for the time has come! We’re back with an electrifying experience as darkness descends upon Fort Henry once again, transforming this historic site into a nightmarish realm of creatures and monsters. Get ready to confront your deepest fears as you step into a world filled with more scares and haunting scenes than ever before.

This is not for the faint of heart. Protect yourself with a scare amulet or challenge your fears!  

All ticket sales are final as such are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.

NEW – Dark Nights on Thursdays!

Purchase Tickets – SOLD OUT

Embrace the darkness at Fort Fright as we turn off all the lights, leaving you to brave the unknown with just a single eerie flashlight to guide your way. Step into the shadows with Dark Nights. This chilling new offering is the ultimate thrill for October. Mark your calendar for two spine-tingling Thursdays (October 19 and 26), where Fort Fright transforms into a haunted realm like never before. Each group will be plunged into the heart of darkness, where every creak and whisper take on a sinister meaning.

Dates & Times
September 29, 2023 7:15 pm - October 1, 2023 10:45 pm
October 6, 2023 7:15 pm - October 8, 2023 10:45 pm
October 13, 2023 7:15 pm - October 15, 2023 10:45 pm
October 19, 2023 6:45 pm - October 19, 2023 10:45 pm
October 20, 2023 6:45 pm - October 22, 2023 10:45 pm
October 26, 2023 6:45 pm - October 26, 2023 10:45 pm
October 27, 2023 6:45 pm - October 31, 2023 10:45 pm
General Admission $25 (plus HST)
Military (with ID) $20 (plus HST)
Dark Nights $30 (plus HST)
Child (ages 0-4) Free
Scare Amulet Add On $6 (plus HST)

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Tickets will be available online only.
  • Select a check-in time for your Fort Fright experience.
  • Please arrive within your allotted check-in time only. Present your ticket(s) at the check-in booth upon arrival on your phone or printed.
  • All ticket sales are final as such are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.

Located at 1 Fort Henry Drive, Kingston, Ontario.

Fort Fright will remain open 1 hour after the last check in time slot.

Parking is available at no charge onsite.

Fort Fright is not recommended for children, so parents and guardians should use their discretion. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

For those who may be more sensitive to scares, we offer Scare Amulets (additional purchase) at the ticket booth upon arrival and the Candy Corner. to signal to our scare-actors to turn down the scare and keep a safe distance.

Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Fort Fright is not recommended for children, so parents and guardians should use their discretion. Safety and supervision are essential to ensure everyone’s enjoyment and comfort during the Fort Fright experience.

Plan for at least 1 hour of spine-chilling adventure at Fort Fright. This includes our Haunted House section, Interactive Zone and other thrilling experiences. Guests can stay in the interactive zone as long as they wish.

Fort Fright is constantly evolving! Each year, our creative team and partners diligently refresh the experience, bringing in new scares and thrilling encounters for all guests. While we may reuse certain props, rest assured, there will be plenty of fresh surprises awaiting you!

Your ticket grants you access to the complete Fort Fright experience. Explore the massive Haunted House, interactive experiences and activities in the lower fort, check out the gift shops and food/beverage options, or opt in for a coffin ride. Get ready for a thrilling adventure that covers it all!

If you would like to experience Fort Fright, but think that you will be nervous or scared, you can purchase a Scare Amulet for $6 to ward off direct scares. This will signal to our Scare Actors that you do not want to be scared. You have the option of turning off the amulet if you change your mind.

If you find yourself too scared to continue, simply approach the nearest staff member. This could be a scare actor, but they will break character to assist you. Let them know you’d like to be escorted out of the experience, and they’ll be glad to help. Scare actors can either call for assistance or personally guide you out of the haunted house. Don’t worry about their scary makeup, they are very friendly! Your comfort and enjoyment are important to us!

Yes. We do allow costumes while attending Fort Fright but please note that full face masks are not permitted, nor are props such as fake weapons.

No, scare actors will not touch you during the Fort Fright experience. We kindly ask guests not to touch them either, to ensure everyone’s safety and respect personal boundaries.

At Fort Fright, we prioritize a safe and enjoyable environment for all. Any verbal or physical abuse towards scare actors will not be tolerated. Guests engaging in such behaviour will be immediately escorted off the site. Our scare actors are equipped with radios to stay in contact with our security and management team, ensuring a swift response to any issues. Please note that there are no refunds in such cases. Let’s all have a hauntingly good time while respecting one another’s boundaries!

Each ticket grants one entry into Fort Fright. Once you’ve experienced the thrills, you won’t be able to go through a second time. This ensures that all guests have the chance to savour the scares of Fort Fright. We hope you make the most of your haunting experience!

Yes, you are encouraged to take photos and share on social media, but please avoid using a flash in dark areas to ensure you do not ruin scares, shock scare actors or ruin the experience for other guests. Video is not permitted. We encourage everyone to post their photos on Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #FortFright.

If you are media, please contact us:

Only a small bag/purse will be permitted. No backpacks or large bags allowed. No outside food, beverages, drugs or weapons are permitted inside the attraction. 

As Fort Fright is an outdoor event, it will be offered rain or shine. In the chance of extreme inclement weather, we may choose to close and will post cancelled evenings on Fort Fright’s social media channels and Fort Henry’s website.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.

Yes. If you are sensitive to strobe lights, please inform our staff prior to entering the haunted attraction. Signage will advise guests before strobe lights are experienced. 

Mostly outdoors. Please dress according to the weather. 

Up to 5 people can be together at once. Occasionally, groups up ahead may cause a bit of bottleneck as people tend to travel at different paces. Please be patient.


The experience takes place outdoors, mostly on uneven gravel pathways with ground conditions that may change with the weather. For guests who require the use of a wheelchair, an all-terrain wheelchair is recommended. 

All terrain wheelchairs are available to guests of Fort Fright. Pick one up in the South-West corner of the parking lot (subject to availability).

Retail & Dining

The following places within Fort Henry will have food and beverages available for purchase:

  • BeaverTails
  • The Candy Corner
  • The Boogeyman’s Nightmare Emporium

Outside food and drink are not permitted on site.  

Thank You to Our Sponsors


September 29, 2023 @ 7:00 pm
October 31, 2023 @ 10:00 pm
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Fort Henry
1 Fort Henry Dr
Kingston, K7K 5G8
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