Kingston's Barriefield Heritage Village Walk, Kingston

Kingston's Barriefield Heritage Village Walk (Self Guided), Kingston

Barriefield is a historic "village" in Kingston. It is connected to Kingston via a bridge across the lake. One of Kingston's greatest historic sites - Fort Henry - can be found in Barriefield. In addition to seeing Fort Henry, you can visit a museum, a church and an antique shop in this fascinating village. This tour will lead you to the most popular attractions in Barriefield.
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Kingston's Barriefield Heritage Village Walk Map

Guide Name: Kingston's Barriefield Heritage Village Walk
Guide Location: Canada » Kingston (See other walking tours in Kingston)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.0 Km or 3.1 Miles
Author: vickyc
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Memorial Arch
  • RMC Museum
  • Royal Military College of Canada
  • Fort Henry
  • Barriefield Antiques
  • Saint Mark's Anglican Church
Memorial Arch

1) Memorial Arch

The Memorial Arch stands at the entrance to the Royal Military College. It is the site of numerous college ceremonies. Cadets pass solemnly through the arch during parades. When it is dark, the arch is very beautifully illuminated. This arch was erected by ex-cadets in memory of graduates of the college who died in combat.
RMC Museum

2) RMC Museum

The RMC Museum is the museum of the Royal Military College. Founded in 1962, the museum is located in the Fort Frederick Building on the college campus. The museum's collection relates to the history and development of the military college, and the exhibits are used to help train college cadets. Here you can see the Martello Tower and a number of old cannons.
Royal Military College of Canada

3) Royal Military College of Canada (must see)

The Royal Military College of Canada stands as a distinctive bilingual institution within Canada's educational landscape. With a legacy spanning over a century, it was established by an act of the Canadian Parliament in 1874, dedicated to providing a comprehensive education encompassing military tactics, fortification, engineering, and general scientific knowledge essential to the military profession. This institution opened its doors on June 1, 1876, welcoming its first class of eighteen cadets, known today as the "Old Eighteen." Bestowed with the royal prefix by Queen Victoria in 1878, it has since been a symbol of distinction.

The Royal Military College of Canada offers a unique educational experience that equips young Canadians with the professional and personal skills needed to tackle the challenges of leadership. This institution is not for the faint of heart but rather for those who relish challenges and are willing to put in the hard work required.

If you aspire to hone your leadership abilities, enhance your athletic prowess, and seek a fulfilling university journey that paves the way for an exciting career as a Canadian Forces officer, then Royal Military College of Canada may be the ideal choice for your aspirations.
Fort Henry

4) Fort Henry (must see)

Fort Henry is a 19th-century British military fortress. The original fort was constructed in 1812, when Canada was a colony of Great Britain. The fortification that you see today dates back to the 1830s. In 1938 it was transformed into a living history museum. It is one of the most popular historic attractions in Canada. Visitors to Fort Henry can get a picture of military life in the 19th century. Military bands play concerts and marching demonstrations are held here.
Barriefield Antiques

5) Barriefield Antiques

Barriefield Antiques is a large antique shop that offers a wide selection of collectibles. Here you can buy watches, paintings, ceramics and beautiful silverware. There are many other eclectic items, all of which are of the highest quality.
Saint Mark's Anglican Church

6) Saint Mark's Anglican Church

Saint Mark's Anglican Church was built more than 150 years ago on a high piece of land. It is an impressive limestone building with a tall square tower. The church was named after John Marks, who donated part of his farmland as a site for the church in 1843. Inside is a beautiful organ chamber, altar and furniture made from dark oak. The main feature of the church is its stained glass windows. You can also see the church's original bell, which dates back to 1852.

Walking Tours in Kingston, Ontario

Create Your Own Walk in Kingston

Create Your Own Walk in Kingston

Creating your own self-guided walk in Kingston is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Kingston Introduction Walking Tour

Kingston Introduction Walking Tour

The historic city of Kingston boasts a variety of fascinating landmarks. You can enjoy the beautiful architecture of City Hall, tour Old Queen's University and visit parks that offer a picturesque view of the sea. Take this orientation walk to visit some of Kingston's most famous attractions.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.6 Km or 3.5 Miles