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Marine Museum of the Great Lakes

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Neighbourhood: Sydenham
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Address: 55 Ontario St, Kingston, Ontario K7L 2Y2, Canada
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+1 613-542-2261
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00

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A self guided tour with some really neat information, although touring the Alexander Henry was definitely the highlight. Being able to freely explore the boat and go to all the... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2016
Lisa E
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

A self guided tour with some really neat information, although touring the Alexander Henry was definitely the highlight. Being able to freely explore the boat and go to all the different levels was fun. It would have been nice to have someone to talk to about the different features of the boat or uses or even a recorded tour to... More 

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Thank Lisa E
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Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

We visited July 7 and were told we were among the last tourists on the Alexander Henry. The ship is being closed and moved. The volunteers were dismantling the ship. We had a great tour, but so sad that another piece of history is lost to progress.

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Thank Carol K
Fort Myers, Florida
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107 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016

This was close to our hotel and an easy walk from the Delta. It is very educational but needs more volunteers to make it great. Touring the huge Coast Guard Cutter/Ice a Breaker was interesting but could have been so much better with a guide or written pamphlet. Lots of open stairways and 'unprotected' holes that would not be good... More 

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Thank PETUNIA1985
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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160 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Sadly it would appear that plans are afoot to close this and build on the site. Anyway the entry fee was reduced to take account of the amount of packing going on.The Alexander Henry was well worth the visit. Go while you can. August looms.

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Thank KokoLB
Vaughan, Canada
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016

Takes you back in time and to the present of shipping on the great lakes. Can use some updating on the lighting show casing some of the displays. You can go on a tour on your own on a ice breaker . Found this tour exciting.

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Thank JACK L
Middleton, Canada
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

We arrived fairly late in the day but an hour or two is more than enough time to visit yet still feel you have experienced the museum. There were a number of interesting displays in an area that was a lot larger than it appeared. It might not be interesting enough for very young children but children over 8 and... More 

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Thank craymo
Kingston, Canada
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10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2016

A very unique museum, very suitable for kids. The museum was a lot bigger than expected, it seems to never end. Everything was very informative. The ship is really fun and interesting to explore!

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Thank MontyAreI
Toronto, Canada
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649 reviews
404 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2016

A neat little museum detailing the marine and maritime history of the Great Lakes, but unfortunately at our time of visiting this museum was in the process of relocating. I would recommend that for anyone that is able that they visit before this moves, as it will likely also mean the loss of their marquee ship in the dry dock.

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Thank FirstCircle
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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500 reviews
145 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

We stayed next door at the residence inn and were too late to enter the museum. We only walked around outside and read what we could and enjoyed the s every. Hopefully we will return one day to see all it has to offer.

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Thank loribob67
Ottawa, Canada
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132 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2016

wow theres so much history her, lot to see and learn about. The people are very friendly. i really suggest this be checked out.

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