Best Places To See in Kingston, ON

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CANADA'S PENITENTIARY MUSEUM

555 King Street West, Kingston, ON K7L 4V7

Since 1873

Museum, Gift Shop, Exhibitions, Badges Collections, Cloth Insignia Collections, Buttons Collections, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tour, Washrooms & Interesting Exhibits

Admission to the museum is by donation - More than 50,000 people per year visit this award-winning museum housed in the former Warden's residence of Kingston Penitentiary

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May 1 - August 31: Mon - Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm September 1 - October 31: Mon - Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Visited the Pen with our 4 teenage daughters. We really enjoyed the tour, very interesting, our tour guide was very personable and knew what he was talking about. Some parts of the tour were given by past correctional officers, so info was first hand. The tour lasted over an hour and a half, inside buildings and outside on the grounds. It's a lot of walking though, but the tour guides are very considerate of those who walk a little slower and will wait for the entire group.
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MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS & ELECTRONICS MUSEUM

95 Craftsman Boulevard, Kingston, ON K7K 7B4

Since 1961

Museum, Military Signals Museum, Communications Museum, Chronological Displays, Communications Technology and Sundry Military Gadgets, Communications Equipment, Military Vehicles, Gift Shop, Interesting Artifacts, Morse Code Equipment & Gas Masks

A war memorial "Canada mourning her fallen sons" is part of the museum and incorporates three plaster models created by sculptor Walter Allward during the design of the Vimy Memorial in France

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Year Round: Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Sat & Sun Closed May - Labour Day: Mon - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Anyone interested in the history and activities of Canada's military communicators will find this Museum fascinating. Excellent displays and narrative descriptions take visitors through all the generations of Servicemen and Women who have supported military communications through the ages. There are vehicles and equipments a plenty, and perhaps the largest collection of vacuum-tube valves in Canada! There is ample free parking.
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MARINE MUSEUM OF THE GREAT LAKES

53 Yonge Street, Unit 4, Kingston, ON K7M 6G4

Since 1975

Marine History Museum, Collections, Exhibitions, Federal Dry Dock on the Great Lakes, Exhibit Gallery Space, Community Outreach Programs, Educational Programs, Primary Programs, Junior Programs, Intermediate Programs, Teacher Resources, Construction & Repair Facility for Ships

Free Admission - Canada's premier museum for studying, exhibiting and preserving the maritime heritage of Kingston and the largest body of inter-connected fresh water lakes in the world

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Mon - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

We arrived fairly late in the day but an hour or two is more than enough time to visit yet still feel you have experienced the museum. There were a number of interesting displays in an area that was a lot larger than it appeared. It might not be interesting enough for very young children but children over 8 and those who enjoy history or boats will love it. You can also board the Alexander Henry and explore and kids would love that. The staff are very friendly and informative.
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