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Top museum recommendations from locals

History Museum
“Fabulous place to visit and explore the history of Canada’s first capital and the historic fort.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Castle
“The castle is a historic piece of history on its own Island! It is worth the trip and experience”
  • 20 locals recommend
History Museum
“560 King St W, Kingston, ON K7L 4V7 Kingston Penitentiary had been home to many of Canada's most dangerous and notorious criminals. Built in 1834. Tickets are CDN$35-70 depending on the tour. Check times for either French or English tours. A waiver must be filled in and signed before the tour. Plenty of free parking Visitors MUST arrive 20 min before the tour starts. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Walkers and wheelchairs are allowed on the tours. We have 12 wheelchairs on site. Please note there may be some areas that may be difficult to access. Approximately one-third of the tour is outside. Cameras permitted. There will be no refunds or exchanges permitted. Washrooms are available at the start of the tour, at the halfway point as well the end of the tour. Visitors are advised to use a washroom before starting the tour. Please note there is no air conditioning on the tour.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Museum
“One of a kind Museum when it comes to Wood Boats and their History, not to be missed.”
  • 12 locals recommend
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“Wonderful local museum outlining history of the entire area. Exhibits include displays of animals, indigenous peoples, the War of 1812, river boats, historical archives, and more! Lookout to the river and gift shop available!”
  • 1 local recommends
Dentist's Office
“Tons of locally owned shops along Princess Street, Ontario Street, Brock Street & more. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
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  • 1 local recommends
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“Murney Tower is a Martello tower built in 1846. Built to protect the Kingston harbour, in response to the Oregon crisis, a tense dispute over the boarder between British North America and the U.S. in 1840's. A national historic site, 14 Martello towers were built in Canada and only 9 towers still stand, 4 of them are in Kingston. Murney is the only one open to public and operates as a museum in the summer months. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
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“One of Kingston's largest museums, featuring the troops, the times, and the technologies used in Canadian military communications.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“On Queen's campus housing many art pieces, including some by famous artists Rembrandt, Picasso & Gustav Klimt.”
  • 4 locals recommend
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“Bellevue House National Historic Site of Canada was the home to Canada's first Prime Minister Sir John Alexander Macdonald from 1848 to 1849”
  • 2 locals recommend
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“Our kids toured this with their school trip and loved it - I chaperoned and found it really, really interesting!”
  • 4 locals recommend
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“The Pump House Steam Museum is an exciting place to learn about energy, forces and motion as well as sound and simple machinery such as pulleys.”
  • 3 locals recommend
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“(formerly The Handweaving Museum and Arts Center) is a nonprofit educational institution concerned with preserving the skills of traditional artists and artisans and supporting the heritage arts. The Arts Center maintains a year round arts curriculum, a permanent textile collection and library, and two dedicated studios for weaving and pottery. The Arts Center also organizes additional educational programs, an annual conference and several yearly exhibitions for the public. The Arts Center’s goal is to sustain and grow this resource for artists, students, and the broader community while developing awareness, fostering skills and building appreciation for the heritage arts.”
  • 2 locals recommend
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“The Marine Museum was founded in 1975. It is the only federally built dry dock on the Great Lakes and houses the original pumping station and steam engines built in 1891.”
  • 2 locals recommend
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“Murney Tower Built in 1846 as part of the defensive Martello tower fortifications of Kingston, explore a collection of military and domestic artifacts of 19th-century Kingston. kingstontrolley.ca/go/MurneyTower (10 minute walk East) King St. West, Trolley Stop #4 Daily 10am-5pm from mid-May to Labour Day Admission: $8.50 Included in K-Pass!”
  • 1 local recommends