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Fort Henry to open this weekend with modified programming

Photo by Lucas Mulder.

The St. Lawrence Parks Commission has announced that Fort Henry historic site will reopen this weekend with modified outdoor programming.

In order to comply with public health measures, advice and restrictions, Fort Henry will be offering outdoor tours in Step One of the province’s Roadmap to Reopen Ontario plan, the St. Lawrence Parks Commission (SLPC) said in a media release, dated Monday, Jun. 14, 2021.

On Saturday, Jun. 19, 2021, the historic site will open for the season. Fort Henry will continue to bring history to life so that guests may learn from the past from a safe distance. According to SLPC the Fort will be offering outdoor self-guided tours and 60 minutes of rifle firing, music, and artillery demonstrations. The Fort Henry Guard will be stationed throughout the Fort to offer interpretation experiences.

The 2021 season will be a different season for the Fort. The commitment to welcoming guests back safely remains a top priority, the parks commission said. Guests are asked to plan ahead and be prepared as Fort Henry adapts to new health and safety measures.

The Fort has implemented updated protocols reflecting the latest best practices and has provided clear guidance and training to staff to assist guests in better navigating their visit to Fort Henry.

What guests need to know:

  • Tickets must be purchased online at www.FortHenry.com prior to arrival and will not be available at admissions.
  • General admission is $15 (Includes HST) Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (last admission at 4 p.m.), 7 days a week.
  • Parking is available at no charge onsite.
  • Guests will be required to self-assess their health and will be encouraged not to visit our attraction if there is any possibility that they may have contracted or have come into contact with COVID-19.
  • All guests will have to follow physical distancing rules as mandated by the Ontario Government. Guests must stay 2 metres or 6 feet away from others. Staff will monitor and educate guests on physical distancing rules.
  • Programming has been modified to provide a touchless experience as much as possible. Where this is unavoidable, hand washing or sanitizing stations are available.
  • Cleaning practices have been enhanced throughout the tour route and restrooms.
  • Guests may bring their own personal protective equipment; gloves, masks and/or face coverings, hand sanitizer and disinfectant cleaning products if they wish.
  • Fort Henry is located at 1 Fort Henry Drive, Kingston, Ontario.

Please see the FAQs for more information: www.forthenry.com/plan-your-visit/

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