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Lower Burial Ground at St. Paul's Anglican Churchin-person Doors Open Kingston

  • In-person
  • Guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque
Lower Burial Ground at St. Paul's Anglican Church

Kingston's Lower Burial Ground was laid out in 1783 for Loyalists who came here following the American Revolution. Many early citizens are buried here, including prominent residents, Black slaves brought by Loyalists, and Great Lakes sailors. Your visit will include an exterior look at the church and a unique opportunity to see part of the cemetery under the church hall.

Contact info

137 Queen Street (at Montreal Street)
Kingston, Ontario
E-mail: lowerburialground@gmail.com


Year built: 1840s (cemetery established in 1783)
Building type:CemeteryHistorical landmarkPlace of worship
Architect: Henry Bowyer Joseph Lane-Church (1846); William Hay (rebuilt after the fire, 1854-56)
Architectural style:Gothic revival

Dates/hours open

Sep 24, 10:00am - Sep 24, 04:00pm

Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; guided tours on the hour, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.; the under-space tour will be limited to the first 12 people who register for each tour; pre-registration for all tours will open onsite at 9:30 a.m.