Kingston's Lower Burial Ground was laid out in 1783 in anticipation of the arrival of Loyalists at Kingston after the American Revolution. Many early citizens of Kingston are buried here, including prominent residents, Black slaves brought by the Loyalists, and sailors of the Great Lakes. A visit to the site will include an opportunity to tour the graveyard, an exterior look at the 1840s Gothic revival St. Paul’s Anglican Church and a unique Doors Open opportunity to see a part of the cemetery that still exists under the church hall, but that is largely unseen and unknown. Note: Register for a tour here.
- Site has blue and gold provincial plaque
- Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust
Contact info137 Queen Street (at Montreal Street)
ArchitectureYear built: 1840s (cemetery established in 1783)
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Cemetery, Historical landmark, Place of worship
Dates/hours openSaturday September 26, 2020
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.