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Fort Henry National Historic Site

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Fort Henry National Historic Site

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Located in Kingston, the original fort was constructed during the War of 1812 to protect the Kingston Royal Naval on Point Frederick from a possible American attack during the war and to monitor maritime traffic.

Fort Henry was built from 1832 to 1837 to replace an existing fortification 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.

During World War I, Fort Henry was superficially repaired and used as an internment camp for political prisoners. Following the war, the Fort fell into complete disrepair.

Fort Henry’s Reconstruction Fort Henry was restored from 1936 to 1938 and was opened as a museum and historic site “in the name of all British soldiers. During World War II, Fort Henry became Camp 31, a Prisoner of War camp for enemy merchant seamen, soldiers, sailors and airmen. 

The Fort was abandoned by the British Army in 1870, and was garrisoned by Canadian troops until 1891. The fort subsequently fell into disrepair until 1936, where it was then restored under the direction of Ronald L. Way as a living history museum. The fort was first opened as a museum on the 1st of August 1938.

 

ADMISSION    |    RESERVATION   |   KINGSTON TOURS

1 Fort Henry Dr, Kingston, ON

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