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May 22, 2018 -

Volunteer tour guides are ready to share the history of Kingston's City Hall, a national historic site, through free tours starting today.

The tours begin in City Hall's Heritage Resource Centre and run until early October. Dates and hours of operation for 2018 City Hall tours are:

  • May 22 through Sept. 1 - Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Sept. 3 until Oct. 11 - Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

City Hall has more than 40 volunteer tour guides and ambassadors each year who share stories about the artifacts, historic figures and portraits housed inside City Hall. City Hall attractions include one of the finest collections of mayoral portraits in North America, with 61 newly restored portraits dating from the 1840s to 2001.

Learn more about Kingston City Hall and access self-guided tour guides in English, French, Mandarin, German and Spanish year-round by visiting

New this year: take a virtual online tour of Kingston's City Hall anytime, here:  

School tours and guided tours in French are available by appointment and must be booked in advance preferably by email at, or by calling 613-546-4291 ext.1389.

New volunteer guides are always needed and are encouraged to contact us to find out more information by emailing or calling 613-546-4291, ext. 1389.

Share. Participate. Engage. –

About the City of Kingston

Kingston's vision of being a smart, livable 21st century city is fast becoming reality. History and innovation thrive in our dynamic city located along the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, an easy drive from Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, in the heart of eastern Ontario. With a stable and diversified economy that includes global corporations, innovative startups and all levels of government, Kingston's high quality of life offers access to world-class education and research institutions, advanced healthcare facilities, affordable living and vibrant entertainment and tourism activities.

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Media contact: For more information call the communications and customer experience department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.