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Arts and Culture

A World of Culture

Cultural attractions in Kingston come in many forms – from historic landmarks such as Fort Henry to the wonderfully unique Woodworking Museum and a fine art collection featuring works by Rembrandt, we have it all here!

Immerse yourself in our thriving performing arts scene – Kingston is home to many unique facilities and performing arts companies that ensure incredible concerts and events happen year-round.

Fort Henry National Historic Site

Fort Henry, along with the Rideau Canal and the Kingston Fortifications was named Ontario’s first UNESCO Designated World Heritage Site in 2007. Visitors can experience 19th century military life through guided tours, scenic views, and meticulous military demonstrations by the Fort Henry Guard.

Kingston Penitentiary

Kingston Penitentiary has become one of the city’s most popular destinations after ceasing operations and re-opening its doors as a tourist attraction in 2013. Unlock 178 years of history when you step behind the stone walls of Canada’s oldest maximum security facility.

Murney Tower National Historic Site

Built in 1846, Murney Tower is one of the finest Martello Towers in North America. A museum since 1925, it has an extensive collection of 19th-century military and domestic artifacts.

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