Situated atop Point Henry, the Fort protected the naval dockyard at Point Frederick, the entrance of the Rideau Canal and the town of Kingston, which was the major transshipment point along the supply route between Montreal or Ottawa and all points west.
Today, you can tour this 19th-century British military fort and experience guided tours through this UNESCO World Heritage Site, scenic views, heart-pounding musical performances and precision military demonstrations by the Fort Henry Guard* (a highly disciplined group of university student recruits trained as British soldiers from 1867). You will also see people representing the civilian population of the Fort as schoolteachers and soldiers’ wives. The Fort also plays host to numerous special ceremonies and events that take place all season long.
1 Fort Henry Dr, Kingston, ON K7K 5G8