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Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston Doors Open Kingston

Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston

Come and enjoy limited behind-the-scenes tours of the Marine Museum, including both exterior and interior features. Built in 1890, the Dry Dock and Engine House (designed by Chief Engineer Henry Perley) was later added to during the world wars, and contributed to Kingston's shipbuilding industry for over 60 years. The museum provides an opportunity for the public to explore the property's historical features and its vision for the future. Doors Open is an opportunity to see and learn first-hand the importance of this property to Kingston's heritage and how the museum intends to preserve it for future generations. Book your tour here!

Tell us your story about this site

  • Guided tours available
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque
  • Washrooms

Contact info

55 Ontario Street
Kingston, Ontario
Telephone: 613-542-2261


Year built: 1891; First World War; Second World War
Architect: Henry Perley
Architectural style: Victorian
Building type: Historical landmark, Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 25 – Sunday September 26, 2021
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston 55 Ontario Street