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Murney Tower National Historic Site

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Address: King Street & Barrie Street, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: +1 613-572-5181
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Historically Significant Part of Kingston

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 October 2016
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Edmonton, Alberta
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Edmonton, Alberta
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

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.

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Waterloo, Canada
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This was a very cool site to visit, and you can walk the perimiter. Unfortunately, they don't have tours after the summer is over.

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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We tried to go but it was closed for the season. We couldn't even park in the attached lot thanks to people parking for the hospital across the street. We would have settled for a walk around the place if we could have parked. Disappointed.

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Wolfville, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

The Murney tower was open for a tour one day while I was walking down on the waterfront, and I went in for the tour. The guardhouse and rooms were well maintained. It was particularly impressive to trek up to the top of the tower, and check out the sight-lines (and the impressive range) for the cannon.

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Thank William B
Rockland, Canada
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Interesting facts about this tower and visit worth doing. Worth the cost (low). Takes about 1/2 hour to do.

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Petrolia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

The young people there were really on the ball. After paying our senior's fee of four dollars each, they gave us a document that was a self guided tour. It was very helpful. As I was unable to go down the stairs due to a recent injury. The young man working gave me a virtual tour of the basement level.... More 

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Thank Michelle C
Orléans
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

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... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

If you are interested in history this is one place to visit. There is a large collection of period clothing, tools, weapons etc. the gun turret on the top floor is amazing. the people that worked there were willing to answer all the questions we had

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Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

$13 for adult and two students. Its worth it and you need about 30 minutes. Very well set up and enjoyed the history lesson.

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Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

The Murney Tower is a wonderfully preserved/restored version of the Martello Tower design employed by the British from about 1795 up until the late 1840's or so, when this tower was built. Not only a fortified battle station, it was also a residence to the soldiers who manned it and their families. Very well curated exhibits and a very knowledgeable... More 

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