Kingston is a vibrant cultural community that boasts a robust creative arts scene. We are also proud of our preserved heritage buildings – including Fort Henry and four Martello Towers, part of a UNESCO World Heritage site.
When you come through the stately doors of Kingston’s heritage sites, you will learn about the city's local and national history. Other sites reveal our beautiful city’s fresh and lively energy. From museums to Mozart and soldiers to sailing, Kingston offers the scenic feel of another era painted with a masterful modern brush.
Those planning to mark the anniversary of the First World War will be particularly interested in the sites we’re opening for Doors Open Kingston 2014 – including the site where military officers have been trained since 1876, a colonial fort from the late 1600s that served as an internment camp during the war, barracks that owe their origins to the First World War, a cemetery where the mascot of the Princess of Wales' Own Regiment is buried (a white goat named Nan), museums, monuments – plus many more!
More than 1,000 Kingstonians lost their lives in the Great War. We have not forgotten their sacrifices.