Kingston Marine Museum Tours Returning

Explore our National Historic Site - guided tours starting February 9th, 2022

It is with great excitement that the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston announces the return of the Kingston Dry Dock and Pumphouse National Historic Site Guided Tour.

Step back in time during this guided tour of the Kingston Dry Dock and Pumphouse National Historic Site. Our museum celebrates the maritime heritage of the people and places that relied on the natural resources and shipping channels provided by the Great Lakes region. Explore the significance of the space, the people that worked here and the ships they built, and watch the site come alive as a knowledgeable guide walks you through how the Great Lakes defined Kingston’s future.

Tours are available Wednesday and Friday at 2pm and can be booked online. These tours, led by the incredible Marine Museum team, offer a unique experience for the local community that is safe, with all COVID-19 precautions in place. The public is also welcome to visit our storefront gallery Monday-Friday 10am-4pm; admission is by donation.

After moving back into the National Historic Site at 55 Ontario St in 2021, these tours mark another exciting step in the return of programs and experiences at the Museum, and is only the beginning of what’s to come for the 2022 season!

Quick Facts:

• The Museum is located at 55 Ontario St, and is home to the Kingston Dry Dock National Historic Site of Canada; www.marmuseum.ca/about/our-history

• Guided tours are available Wednesday and Fridays at 2pm, and can be booked online at www.marmuseum.ca/guidedtour

• Promotional photos available here

Established in 1975 by a group of local divers who sought to protect the artefacts of the shipwrecks they explored; the Museum occupied the Kingston Dry Dock property (formerly the location of the Kingston Shipyards Co.) from 1975-2016. The Museum was forced to vacate the property in 2016 when the federally owned property was sold to a local developer. In August 2019, the Marine Museum purchased the historic property following a gift from a local benefactor, and in October 2021 it moved back home.

Our mission is to inspire an enduring connection to the maritime heritage of Kingston and the Great Lakes, through our vision to be Canada’s premier Museum for experiencing and preserving the maritime legacy – past, present, and future – of the largest interconnected bodies of fresh water in the world.

For more information, please contact Michelle Clarabut, Programs and Communications Manager. 613-542-2261 / marmus@marmuseum.ca

[Marine Museum COVID-19 Statement: As the coronavirus pandemic continues to have significant impacts throughout our communities, Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston is committed to supporting the community through this time of heightened risk and uncertainty.

The Marine Museum takes guidance from the local, provincial and federal health and public safety agencies. We consider the safety of our staff and volunteers paramount. We ask that you monitor and practice proper public safety measures – social distancing, wash your hands, sleep well, keep in good mental health.]

Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston
55 Ontario St., Kingston, ON K7L 2Y2
613-542-2261 | marmus@marmuseum.ca | www.marmuseum.c