Fort Henry

Category: Arts and Heritage
Types: Attractions, Historic Sites
Region: Eastern Ontario
Address: Precision Dr, Kingston
Phone: (613) 542-7388
Fort Henry

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Fort Henry is a National Historic site built in the 1830's to defend the Rideau Canal, and Kingston Harbour. It is situated on the highest point of land, overlookng the St. Lawrence River, Lake Ontario, and Rideau Canal. Fort Henry Guards dress in period uniforms, drill, march and stand sentry. Big canons are fired, and fifers and drummers add to the tours' atmosphere. Fort Henry is both a museum and a spectacular historic site. Once inside the fortification's wooden gates visitors enter a marvellous 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.

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