Agnes Etherington Art Centre
36 University Ave, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6
Located on the Queen’s University campus, this art gallery features an impressive collection of Canadian and Indigenous art.
Bellevue House National Historic Site
35 Centre St, Kingston, ON K7L 4E5
The former home of Canada’s first Prime Minister, Sir John A. Macdonald, who lived there from 1848 to 1849, and is now a museum showcasing Victorian life and political history.
927 Purdy’s Mill Rd, Kingston, ON K7L 4V3
A 91 acre historic cemetery with beautifully landscaped grounds, rolling wooded terrain, ponds and watercourses, and notable monuments, providing a peaceful place for reflection. Founded in 1850, it predates Canadian Confederation, and continues as an active burial ground.
Fort Henry National Historic Site
Fort Henry Dr, Kingston, ON K7L 4V8
Fort Henry is a 19th-century military fortress overlooking Lake Ontario. It offers guided tours, reenactments, and demonstrations, providing a window into Canada’s military history.
Original Hockey Hall of Fam (formerly International Hockey Hall of Fame)
277 York St, Kingston, ON K7K 5E4
Honoring the achievements and contributions of individuals to the sport of ice hockey, this museum features exhibits on hockey history.
Kingston Mills Locks
Kingston Mills Rd, Kingston, ON K7L 4V3
A historic site featuring a flight of locks on the Rideau Canal, providing a picturesque setting for picnicking and enjoying the outdoors.
Kingston Penitentiary Tours
560 King St W, Kingston, ON K7L 4V7
This former maximum-security prison, now a museum, offers guided tours providing insight into the history of the Canadian penal system. Open 7 days a week. Admission is by donation, making it accessible for everyone to explore and learn.
Kingston Trolley Tours
209 Ontario St, Kingston, ON K7L 2Y8
Offers guided tours of Kingston’s historic sites, providing a comprehensive overview of the city’s rich history. The site of the first mill on the Rideau, the King’s Mill, built at Cataraqui Falls in 1784, Kingston Mills features a lovely set of three locks, a turning basin, and a detached upper lock. Discover the military lifestyle of 1839 by visiting Kingston Mills’ restored Blockhouse, or bring a picnic lunch and relax by the water.
Along Ontario Street, downtown Kingston
The Kingston Waterfront is a picturesque area along Lake Ontario featuring parks, walking paths, restaurants, and shops. It offers stunning views of the lake.
Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area
1641 Perth Rd, Kingston, ON K0H 1S0
Located just north of Kingston
A beautiful 394-hectare natural area with trails, wildlife viewing, and opportunities for outdoor activities like hiking and cross-country skiing.
MacLachlan Woodworking Museum
2993 Highway 2 East, Kingston, ON K7L 4V1
Woodworking museum in an 1885 log house offering unique exhibits & creative workshops. This museum celebrates the art and craft of pioneer woodworking, displaying a collection of hand-crafted furniture and artifacts.
Marine Museum of the Great Lakes
55 Ontario St, Kingston, ON K7L 2Y2
This museum showcases the maritime history of the Great Lakes region, featuring ship models, artifacts, and interactive exhibits. From shipwrecks and lighthouses to ecosystems and water quality, we invite you to explore Kingston’s unique history and the world’s largest inter-connected body of freshwater through our programs and exhibits.
Murney Tower National Historic Site
33 King St E, Kingston, ON K7L 3E4
This 1846 military tower offers a glimpse into Kingston’s military history and provides panoramic views of the city. The Tower was built in response to the Oregon Crisis, which was a tense dispute over the border between British North America and the United States in the 1840s.
Pumphouse Steam Museum
23 Ontario St, Kingston, ON K7L 2Y2
This museum located in a 19th-century pumping station showcases the history of steam power and its impact on the development of Kingston. One of Canada’s oldest original water works, that used steam-powered pumps to provide the first running water to Kingston.
99 University Ave, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6
The campus of Queen’s University is known for its beautiful historic architecture and vibrant student life. Queens University began in 1841 with a royal charter from Queen Victoria and began teaching the next year. In 1869, Queen’s became the first university west of the Maritimes to admit women to classes.
Skeleton Park/ McBurney Park
Corner of Ordnance and Alma St, Kingston, ON
Officially known as McBurney Park, it’s a lovely green space named for the burial ground that existed here in the early 19th century.
Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning
370 King St W, Kingston, ON K7L 2X4
(343) 266-0009 ext. 3091
Housed in a historic building, this center hosts various arts and cultural events, exhibitions, and workshops.
The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts
390 King St W, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6
This modern performing arts venue, part of Queen’s University, hosts a wide range of concerts, theater productions, and art exhibitions.
In the St Lawerence River east of Kingston
The Thousand Islands region is renowned for its natural beauty, characterized by numerous small islands. Boat tours are a popular way to explore this scenic area.
[Accessible by ferry from Kingston]
A peaceful island known for its countryside, cycling routes, and the Windmill Point Wind Farm.