Historic Site in Kingston

Fort Henry National Historic Site

This restored British fortification, dating from 1832, overlooks Kingston from its hilltop perch. The postcard-perfect structure is brought to life by colorfully uniformed guards trained in military drills, artiller…
Market in Kingston

Kingston Public Market

Canada's oldest continuous market takes place in the square behind City Hall. Stalls sell food, fresh produce, handicrafts, art and, on Sundays between April and October, antiques.
Museum in Kingston

Bellevue House

In the mid-19th century, this national historic site was briefly home to Sir John A Macdonald, Canada's first prime minister and a notorious alcoholic. Perhaps the architect also enjoyed a drop, as the Italianate ma…
Museum in Kingston

Penitentiary Museum

The ‘correctional service’ is what Canadian bureaucrats call the nation’s jail system, and this museum is a good way to enter that system without stealing a car. The museum, housed in the former warden's residence o…
Museum in Kingston

Marine Museum of the Great Lakes

Kingston was an important shipbuilding center from 1910 to 1960. This museum sits on the site of the old shipyard, offering a detailed history of the fascinating vessels constructed here and explaining shipping on t…
Notable Building in Kingston

City Hall

The grandiose City Hall is one of the country's finest classical buildings and a relic from the time when Kingston was capital. Friendly volunteers conduct free tours during summer, revealing colorful stained glass,…
Museum in Kingston

Pump House Steam Museum

The one-of-a-kind, completely restored, steam-run pump house was used from 1849 to 1952. Today, the warehouse features all things steam-related, including two full-model train sets as well as the recently restored s…
Museum in Kingston

Military Communications & Electronics Museum

Despite its dry name, this is a comprehensive and well-designed museum on Kingston's military base, offering chronological displays on communications technology and sundry military gadgets. Many of the voluntary gui…