While this site has participated in Doors Open Ontario in the past, it is not part of the current season’s program. Please check the Home page for this year’s events and participating sites.

Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingstonin-person Doors Open Kingston

  • In-person
  • Guided tours available
  • Kid-friendly
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque
  • Washrooms
Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston

The Marine Museum of the Great Lakes is located at the Kingston Dry Dock property (formerly the location of the Kingston Shipyards Co.). Opened in 1891, the Kingston Dry Dock was used as a repair station and shipbuilding site until 1968, producing everything from merchant ships to corvettes and minesweepers during the World Wars. Book your guided tour here.

Contact info

55 Ontario Street
Kingston, Ontario
E-mail: marmus@marmuseum.ca


Year built: 1890
Building type:CommercialHistorical landmarkMuseumTransportation
Architect: Henry Perley
Architectural style:Victorian

Dates/hours open

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

Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; guided tours every half hour, from 10 a.m. to Noon and 1 to 3 p.m. (maximum of 15 participants per tour)