Murney Tower National Historic Site

Murney Tower National Historic Site

Murney Tower National Historic Site
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Military MuseumsHistoric SitesHistory Museums
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Murney Tower Museum is housed in one of the last martello towers built in the world. It depicts life as it would have been for an 1846 soldier and his family. From the cannon on the gun-platform to the ditch defenses in the basement to the barracks level (complete with costumes for visitors to try on!), Murney Tower has something for everyone.
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Dorette
Blackpool, UK124 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
A worthy visit if in Kingston; entry fee is by donations to fund this historical site. The exhibits give you a good idea of life living there in its days of use. Not sure how families were raised in there! The cannon room is interesting. Overall this was interesting.
Written June 14, 2023
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Peter S
Rochester, NY140 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
This place is just straight-up cool! Once you spot it from the water, it calls to you .. it draws you to it. You must go to the Murney Tower! At least that's how I felt ...
It's in great condition and easy to explore, with a helpful staff to explain how people actually lived in this thing (god what it must have smelled like). And don't forget to explore the surrounding park and waterfront, it's top-notch!
Written September 10, 2017
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rodgerk943
Blue Ridge, GA188 contributions
Aug 2019
if you like history you will love this if not ,still think you will like it ,keep open mind. its a small round building where 7 familys lived 7 familys no walls in bed room/ living room,house cannon on top then living/bedroom then bottom artillery room,store rooms
Written August 26, 2019
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Mitch67
Renfrew, Canada62 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
We visited after touring Fort Henry. There's not really much in the tower to see - especially for the $5 admission. We were in and out in 5 minutes. What is there you would have seen in much more depth and detail at the Fort.
Written July 15, 2019
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A N
Mississauga, Canada72 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
I have driven by the tower multiple times but never gone inside. It's wort stopping in. The tour is only $5 and gives you access to a guided tour of all three levels of the tower where you can see artifacts, cannons and hear more about the soldiers ans their families who would have lived in the tower. Very interesting!
Written July 2, 2019
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jan1015
Woodstock319 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
I visited with my husband and we were told it was $5 each. Very minimal however I had already purchase the Kpass so it should have been free. I should have questioned the young girl. I just assumed she knew the prices. Staff clearly need to be trained to ask about the Kpass.

The tour itself was interesting.
Written July 15, 2017
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We're sorry that you had this experience. Generally, we rely on our visitors to inform us if they have the K-Pass. If you would like to visit again, we'd be more than happy to provide you complimentary admission and a free guided tour.
Written July 31, 2017
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xXMalcolm_MXx
Fort Frances, Canada38 contributions
Sep 2016 • Family
Anyone coming to Kingston that wants a quick visit to cover off the historical significance of the city should try to make a stop during the normal hours of this attraction. A quick relatively easy access spot, the persons on site are extremely informative. I would suggest any visit to Kingston start here.
Written October 22, 2016
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D. B
Orléans13 contributions
Aug 2016 • Family
We, 2 adults and a 9-year old, were pleasantly surprised with this visit. The period clothing and artifacts were very interesting. The 'host/cashier' was very knowledgeable.
The only reason I did not give this a '5/excellent' is, although she was knowledgeable, said 'host/cashier' did not speak French and therefore could not diectly share her enthusiasme, theories & enlightenment with our son.
Ciao :o)
Written August 21, 2016
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schmutaki
Pisa, Italy3,645 contributions
Jul 2016 • Couples
The website does not do a good job of explaining what there is to see here. When you enter the structure it appears to be one floor. There are actually three levels. There is a $5 admission fee to see the entire place. $2 more gets you a guided tour. We did the self guided tour which was good. The upper level contains the main cannon which sits on a swivel which rotates on a guide rail. The lower level is much larger with many different rooms to explore. The narrow stone winding staircase is fun to climb. If you are visiting the lovely town is Kingston, don't miss the Murney Tower!
Written July 4, 2016
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Edward W
Ottawa, Canada1,643 contributions
Jun 2016 • Couples
This is a smaller museum, and for someone exploring the military history of the region, it might seem like a bit of overkill. It is still fun to explore its three floors though, and likely won't take much time in doing so.
Written June 9, 2016
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