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Kingston City Hall

216 Ontario St, Kingston, Ontario K7L 2Z3, Canada
(613) 546-4291, ext 1520
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There weren't many visitors when we were there. We got a guided tour and it was a very nice visit... read more

Reviewed May 25, 2016
Larababe
Wonderful free tour

We entered into the City Hall with curiosity. Phil was our tour guide on that day. He explained... read more

Reviewed May 21, 2016
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A prominent landmark on the Kingston waterfront since 1844, City Hall is the symbolic centre of the community's civic government and administration. Originally designed by architect George Browne when Kingston was the capital of the United Province of Canada, City Hall is one of finest 19th century buildings in Canada and a nationally designated heritage site. Learn more about Kingston City Hall's fascinating history, beautiful architecture - and about the intriguing people, events and stories associated with this national historic site. Those interested in heritage architecture will also enjoy the newly-opened Heritage Resource Centre in the Market Square wing. In 2016, free guided tours are offered weekdays from May 16 through Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed statutory holidays) and weekends from May 24 through Aug. 28. Tours begin at the main entrance of City Hall off Ontario Street.
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216 Ontario St, Kingston, Ontario K7L 2Z3, Canada
Downtown Kingston
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(613) 546-4291, ext 1520
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Reviewed May 25, 2016

There weren't many visitors when we were there. We got a guided tour and it was a very nice visit. Short and sweet.

Thank Larababe
Reviewed May 21, 2016

We entered into the City Hall with curiosity. Phil was our tour guide on that day. He explained to us the City Hall history which was so impressive for me. We had a good time there and really enjoyed the tour.

Thank emahsieh
Julie F, Marketing Manager at Kingston City Hall, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2016

Thank you so much for your feedback! I will be sure to pass along your kind words to Phil. We hope to see you in Kingston again soon.

Reviewed April 25, 2016

It was in the middle of downtown, right at the heart. You won't miss it when you're strolling downtown looking for a nice restaurant to dine at. Too bad we were there on a Saturday so the City Hall was closed. Didn't get a chance...More

Thank NinaVET
Julie F, Public Relations Manager at Kingston City Hall, responded to this reviewResponded May 6, 2016

Hi Nina, thanks for your review. Our guided tours of City Hall start May 16 and run through to the middle of October. We will be having weekend guided tours of the building on Saturday and Sundays in July and August from 10am-4pm. Sorry you...More

Reviewed March 11, 2016

On the National Historic Register, this gem offers FREE tours, can you believe it? A dedicated volunteer group took us through the magnificent building which has antique portraits of past Mayors, Council Chambers and Memorial Hall with jaw dropping stained glass windows commemorating WWI battles....More

Thank bobgiarda
Reviewed February 26, 2016

Part of the history of the area. It is the focus of the small town. Very impressive old building with lots of charm.

Thank Mark D
Reviewed February 24, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful building - be sure to walk around. City full of historical buildings and places. City hall is national historic site - landmark since 1844 when Kingston was the capital of the United Province of Canada! Free guided tours to see 12 stained glass windows.

Thank misled m
Reviewed February 17, 2016

On February 17th, I was stuck on the 401 on the east side of Kingston, while traveling from Montreal to Toronto. I might add it was a pretty good snow storm. After two hours of sitting on the highway my son and I were in...More

Thank chris g
Reviewed December 15, 2015

I advise all my couchsurfers to go view this building.It has a lot of history of Kingston and many of Canada's prime ministers are hanging on the walls throughout the building,it once was a jail and you can see the cells if you ask and...More

Thank Petrina D
Reviewed November 24, 2015

My husband and I visited Kingston City Hall in september 2015. You can get a free tour of the building when you present yourself at the front desk. Normally the guides wait until they have a small group; but as the touristic season was nearing...More

Thank TravelcrazyAntwerp
Reviewed November 20, 2015

The city centre is built of beautiful limestone structures and the city hall is one of them. One of the interesting aspects of the City Hall is that there is a weekend market behind the Hall and there is a variety of natural and homemade...More

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