Fort Henry - a UNESCO World Heritage Site!
Fort Henry National Historic Site of Canada in Kingston, Ontario is
an icon of Canadian history and, along with the Rideau Canal and the Kingston Fortifications, it is Ontario's only UNESCO World Heritage Site.
comes alive at Fort Henry! A perfect family day out, your visit is packed with exciting, interactive events - artillery demonstrations, Children's Military Muster Parades, 1860's schoolroom lessons and more! Have your photo taken in period costume Or if you are brave enough - enjoy a ghost tour.
Summer brings special events at the Fort. World Heritage Sunset Ceremonies are every Wednesday in July and August. These unique performances are an impressively interpreted hour and a half story of 1860's military music, drill and artillery manoeuvres. Pre show - enjoy a full sit down historic dinner, served by soldier servants, or a casual open air BBQ in the Fort.
In July enjoy the Kingston Symphony's peformance of the 1812 Overture, and the Fort Henry Tattoo showcasing the drill and musical skills of the Fort Henry Guard combined international acts. The special celebratory evening will be celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Canadian Navy. And don't miss the Night at the Proms in August bringing a night of music and British fun.
Upper Canada Village, Fort Herny's sister site just west of Cornwall, engages visitors in an 1860’s community, filled with active trades and farming. There is constant activity to see and learn from at Upper Canada Village; from the spinning of wool in a log home, to the grinding of wheat into flour in a steam powered mill. Tradesmen demonstrate their skills by forging iron, shaping and soldering tinware, crafting furniture, shoeing horses and more. Throughout the Village costumed interpreters are busy in homes, shops and on the streets, tending to livestock in the barns and farmyards.
Special events at Upper Canada Vilalge include the Heritage Festival in July, an authentic 1860's festival. You can attend authentically re-created 19th century weddings, funerals, christenings and elections. And don't miss the new River Rush event in August.
Both Forth Henry and Upper Canada Village offer admission bundles with discounts on shopping and drinks, season passes, great shopping and casual or fine dining!
Listen to the show this Saturday for your chance to win a trip for two to Kingston, Ontario including:
- Round trip VIA transportation to Kingston
- 2 Nights Accommodation at the Four Points by Sheraton
- Dinner for 2 at King Street Sizzle
- Breakfast for 2 at King Street Sizzle
- 2 Tickets for the Confederation Tour Trolley
- 2 Day Passes to Fort Henry National Historic Site of Canada
- Full Day Bicycle Rental for 2 from Ahoy Rentals
- 2 Passes to the Haunted Walk of Kingston
- Kingston: A Photographic Portrait by Svetlana Rytchkova