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“Visitors & Discovery Centre Closed in Spring” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fort Henry (Fort Henry National Historic Site)

Fort Henry (Fort Henry National Historic Site)
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Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Canada
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107 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Visitors & Discovery Centre Closed in Spring”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

The fort was great but with few people around who work there and the discover centre closed, it was not worthwhile visiting until the main tourist season opens around the May 2-4 weekend.
Lots of parking, even for buses or trailers, and a great view. Not much else around that area though. Expect congestion on the causeway to/from the main part of Kingston.

Visited April 2013
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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“A little Pricey, but VERY interesting and GREAT staff!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2013

The admission price is a bit pricey to get into Fort Henry, but we did really enjoy our visit there. Be sure to catch the "drill" show they do in the center quad... it was terrific, especially after we learned that these were students just doing this job for the Summer. Also, take advantage of the guided tour. They shared MANY interesting facts and tidbits of stories which made our visit more enjoyable. All the staff we encountered was very friendly and helpful. Only thing that needed improvement is that we had to walk quite a ways to a particular shop to find cold drinks on a very hot day. Some kiosks or a mobile carts with drinks would be very helpful. Our children especially enjoyed the interactive electronic displays in the first part of the Fort, in the museum area. And the goat of course!

Visited July 2012
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Ottawa, Canada
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Constant Quality”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013

An excellent reminder of Canada's British Heritage and the efforts made to protect Upper and Lower Canada from takeover by the Americans. As with the War of 1812, construction and manning of the Fort was a wholly British initiative despite the hype created by Canada's current government.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Forget the fort, it's all about the view!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2013

It was late in the evening, on a cooler fall day, we decided to skip the fort (it was booked for an event anyway) and just had a picnic facing the Kingston Harbour.
There was hardly anybody as we admired a beautiful sunset on the quiet water.
You can walk around the fort and get inspired by the historical significance of this fairly impressive building or just enjoy an ice cream lying on the grass away from the downtown crowd.

Visited September 2012
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Calgary, Canada
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“just okay; VC good”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013

We got into Fort Henry for free by first visiting Upper Canada Village so be sure to check the website for deals. We would have been annoyed if we had paid $15pp. The tour of the fort was good but that was literally all there was to see there. The VC is super, however. It has all kinds of interactive computer spots where you have "virtual" experiences like eating dinner as an officer or an enlisted man. You can do a "choose your own adventure" activity by making choices for various characters, for example, if a young girl must marry by 14 or be allowed to train as a teacher.

Visited August 2012
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