Kingston is a wonderful historic city with the highest density of museums in all of Canada! Why visit just one museum when you can spend the day seeing all that this city has to offer? If you’re a museum-lover who’s travelling to Kingston looking for something fun to do, or a local who’d love to learn more about the history of the city, we hope this list can help you plan your perfect outing. The museums included on this list are all participating in #HistoricPlacesDays, so snap a selfie while you’re there!
19th-century British military fortress
The Schools Museum provides an authentic 1890s schoolroom experience!
The home of the first Prime Minister, sir John A. Macdonald, from 1848 to 1849.
The museum displays a collection of military and domestic artifacts of 19th century.
The Museum of Health Care is located in the Ann Baillie Building, a National Historic site
This is a designated national historic site owned by the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes.
The fortifications consist of five separate 19th-century military installations
Kingston, ON to Kingston, Ontario
Atlantic Canada’s Hidden Histories
Shelburne, Nova Scotia to Fredericton, New Brunswick 40 places
geocaches that demonstrate the rich, diverse histories of Atlantic Canada.
Cardigan, Prince Edward Island to Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island 4 places
The surprising Black history of Prince Edward Island.
50 Great Saves: The Heritage Railway Stations Protection Act
Duncan, British Columbia to McAdam, New Brunswick 10 places
In 1990, the Heritage Railway Stations Protection Act came into effect after years of lobbying with the help of the National Trust for Canada. The act has granted over 150 railway stations federal legal protection across the country including the Duncan train station in Duncan, BC and the McAdam Railway Station in McAdam, New Brunswick.
Halifax, Nova Scotia to Middle Sackville, Nova Scotia 9 places
The geography of Black urban Halifax and Windsor encompassing the waves of Black migration