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City Hall

216 Ontario Street, Kingston, Ontario, Canada (Downtown Kingston)
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Ranked #7 of 58 attractions in Kingston
Type: Government Buildings
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Everyone should see the stained glass windows in the Memorial Hall of this City Hall, worth the trip.

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Nova Scotia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Had a very knowledgeable tour guide, who enjoyed the history associated with the historic building. From tales of the jail cell, the ghost stories around executed prisoners to the not so modern ice plant providing the outdoor skating.

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kingston, ontario
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Historical well kept and worth just walking into and around.Centrally located by the water front and if you are a tourist and doing a walking tour of Kingston pop in. Their is a friendly receptionist in the lobby who will answer questions etc. Worth a visit.

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Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

I've never went into the old City Hall but when I saw it I was amazed it was a very beautiful site to see compared to the new City Hall I wish I could of seen it from the inside for myself I seen it on Flashpoint but not for myself what I saw of it must of been magnificent... More

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Kingston, Canada
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54 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

When Kingston was the capital of Canada, the mayor of Kingston at the time felt it needed a city hall that befitted a city that was a nations capital. It cost Kingston a fortune at the time, however, now Kingston has it forever and what a treasure.

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California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

The free City Hall tour was rated so highly that we took it. The reason this was a five for us was our guide Don. He was a professor of history and volunteers now. The building was interesting, but what was best was the history we learned along the way.

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Syracuse, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

I loved Kingston's city hall. Beautiful architecture and great tour guides sum up this place. The tour guides were all volunteers too, fantastic! No admission charge but we donated $5.

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Ottawa
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7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Very interesting architecture and beautiful stained windows, Sir John A. Macdonald artifacts (Sir John A. Macdonald's body is in the Memorial Hall), and our guide knew the history of city hall very well . We saw the beautiful room where city officials meet, and the tiny jail cell which of course, is no longer in use.

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Westminster, MD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

This beautiful old building is still used as Kingston's city hall. Although access to the building is somewhat limited, visitors can visit some absolutely beautiful rooms. Kingston's history is displayed in both paintings and stained windows. Well worth a walk-through visit.

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Marathon, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Very well informed guide who knew his history of the area. He was very humorous and we had a great time

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