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Ride Kingston city buses with a visitor’s day pass

Kingston Transit partners with participating museums to offer visitors a unique opportunity to experience Kingston's history and culture. For a small fee, one adult and two children (12 years and under) can ride the bus for one full day. Visitors who show their Visitor's Day Pass at Bellevue House, Frontenac County Schools Museum, Kingston Archaeological Centre, or the Miller Museum of Geology receive special perks for using public transit. Visitor's Day Passes are available at City Hall and the Tourist Information Bureau.

 

Community Spirit Bingo

68 Elliott Ave

Kingston, ON K7P 2P9

613-546-9051

Hours:  Open 7 days a week, bingo sessions occur at 10am, 1pm, 6:15pm, 7pm and 10pm

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Eastern Ontario’s Bingo fun center is full of excitement and features Ultimate Link Bingo.

 

Bellevue House National Historic Site of Canada

35 Centre Street

Kingston, ON K7L 4E5

613-545-8666 or 800-230-0016

Discover the story of Sir John A. Macdonald and of the exotic Italianate villa where he lived. Restored house and grounds, with costumed staff, full language service in French and English, A/V presentation in English, French, German, Japanese, and Cantonese.

 

Confederation Tour Trolley

209 Ontario Street
Kingston, ON K7L 2Z1

613-548-4453 or 888-855-4555

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Discover Kingston aboard the Confederation Tour Trolley. Guides take you on a 50-minute exploration of Kingston’s beautiful waterfront and charming limestone heritage with highlights including Fort Henry, the Royal Military College, Penitentiaries, Olympic Harbour, and Bellevue House.

 

Fort Henry National Historic Site

County Road 2

Kingston, ON K7L 4V8

613-542-7388 or 800-437-2233

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Fort Henry National Historic Site is a living 1860 citadel with daily interactive programming, museum and exhibit tours, children's activities, three Gift Stores and licensed food and beverage services. Special military and music events are presented throughout the summer with a special focus on the World Famous Sunset Ceremonies presented each Wednesday evening in July and August.

 

International Ice Hockey Museum

445 Alfred Street

Kingston, ON K7L 4V6

613-544-2355

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The first Hockey Hall of Fame and Sport Hall of Fame in Canada, formed in 1943; operating since 1966. Contains exhibits on the International and North American aspects of the game. The Bobby Hull display is a feature item.

 

Kingston Archaeological Centre

370 King Street West
Kingston, ON K7L 2X4

613-542-3483

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Experience Kingston's 8000-year history of human occupation through illustrations, models, interactive exhibits and artifacts excavated from local archaeological sites. Library, archives, including Land Registry Records and collections available for research.

 

Kingston City Hall Tours

216 Ontario Street

Kingston, ON K7L 2Z3

613-546-4291

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Built when Kingston was the Capital of Canada in 1841, City Hall is a magnificent museum and historic treasure chest.

 

Kingston Mills Block House

Kingston Mills Road, North of Hwy 401

Kingston, ON

613-283-5170

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The sights, sounds and history of Canada's oldest continuously operating canal beckon you. Discover the military lifestyle of 1839 by visiting our restored Blockhouse, or bring a picnic lunch and watch boats pass through the locks.

 

MacLachlan Woodworking Museum

2993 Hwy 2 East at Grass Creek Park
Kingston, ON K7L 4X8

613-542-0543

A great collection of wood working tools animates the story of early homesteaders and local trades people. Watch for demonstration days in bread baking, blacksmithing, woodworking and more.

 

Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston

55 Ontario Street
Kingston, ON K7L 2Y2

613-542-2261

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Tall tales, high adventure, bold exploration and mighty enterprise.

 

Military Communications & Electronics Museum

95 Craftsman Blvd.
Kingston, ON K7K 7B4

613-541-4675

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One of the largest specialized military museums in North America, it traces the history and development of Canadian Military Communications from 1867 to the present. Visitors can explore themes including the development of communications in Canada's remote north, both World Wars, and UN Peacekeeping.

 

Miller Museum of Geology and Mineralogy

36 Union Street Miller Hall, Queen's University
Kingston, ON K7N 3N6

613-533-6767

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Explore geology, the study of the Earth, at this fascinating museum at Queen's University. Here you will find a large gallery of rocks, minerals and fossils from around the world (including a duck-bill dinosaur), and the oldest known animal fossils.

 

Murney Tower National Historic Site

18 Barrie Street

Kingston, ON K7L 4V6

613-544-3715
Hours:  Open daily 10am – 5pm mid May until Labour Day

Built in 1846 to protect Kingston from American attack. Its stout stone structure,
Bloomfield cannon, carronades and domestic artifacts have been maintained to tell the
story of soldiers and families who lived inside.

Museum of Health Care

22 George Street
Kingston, ON K7L 2V7

613-548-2419

Hours: Open year round

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Visitors to the on- and offsite exhibits learn about extraordinary developments and advances in health care.

 

The Penitentiary Museum

555 King Street West
Kingston, ON K7L 4V7

613-530-3122

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Explore the history of Canada's federal penitentiaries. The museum is located in the former Warden's residence of Kingston Penitentiary, built by inmate labour between 1870 and 1873.

 

Princess of Wales Own Regiment, Military Museum

The Armouries, 100 Montreal Street
Kingston, ON K7K 3E8

613-541-5010

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More recent military history can be seen at the Princess of Wales Own Regiment Museum.

 

Pump House Steam Museum

55 Ontario Street
Kingston, ON K7L 2Y2

613-542-2261

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Come and see what got the world fired up! Steam-fuel of the last century: powered engines, locomotives, and the pumps of the 1850's waterworks.

 

Royal Military College of Canada Museum

Station Forces
Kingston, ON K7K 7B4

613-541-6000

Hours: 10am - 5pm daily from the last weekend in June to Labour Day.

Admission Free

Housed in the Fort Frederick Tower, which is the largest of Kingston's Martello Towers, this museum records the story of Canada's century-old seat of military education, the exploits of its graduates and the story of the Royal Dockyard, which once occupied Point Frederick. 

 

Shipwreck Diving

Big Jims' Dive Charters
4 Bishop St.
Kingston, ON K7M-3P4
613-389-4965

Limestone Dive Centre
61 Yonge Street
Kingston, Ontario Canada
Phone: 613-547-3483

Northern Tech Diver
4052 Bath Rd
Kingston, ON K7M 4Y4

888-895-4647

 

Kingston Charter Boat Information

Portsmouth Harbor

613-384-7074

For over three hundred years, marine traffic has passed through Kingston Ontario Canada on route to the Great Lakes. Kingston is located where Lake Ontario enters the Saint Lawrence river. For most of its history Kingston was a major shipbuilding center. Schooners and steamers built in the area have traveled all over the world. From the George A. Marsh, a three masted schooner to the Wolfe Islander II, a coastal freighter converted to a side entrance car ferry, Kingston has shipwrecks of all shapes and sizes. The cool waters have preserved wooden shipwrecks that elsewhere would have disappeared long ago.

  

Nearby Attractions

 

1000 Islands Skydeck

Hill Island
Lansdowne, ON K0E 1L0

613-659-2335

Open daily 9am to dusk, mid April – end of October

Admission Charged, children 5 and under are free

The Skydeck is a unique attraction. Running continuously, the elevator takes only 40 seconds to reach the first (glass enclosed) of three observation decks and provide visitors with a spectacular photographic opportunity as they enjoy the panoramic view of the 1000 Islands and St Lawrence River stretched out 130 metres or 400' below.

 

 

 

 

 


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