Doors Open Kingston 2020 - Secret Garden Inn at Argyle Place

Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 11:00am to 3:00pm

Social Bubble Maximum: 4

The Secret Garden Inn at Argyle Place was built in 1888 by Scotsman John McKay who was a fur and leather merchant.  This Victorian home was the tower typical of this period and noteworthy terracotta panels with interesting designs. A member of the Historic Inns of Kingston, the property was recently renovated inside and out including the gardens.  The house contains original stained glass from 1888 which is the inspiration for the logo.  The finial is also original and is now finished in 22.5 karat gold leaf. We look forward to welcoming you to our boutique urban retreat.

Our Doors Open Tours are set up to only include members of your social bubble, to a maximum of 4 individuals per tour time slot. Whether your bubble today has two or four, only your bubble will be at this time slot. Please remember to bring an appropriate face mask or covering as recommended by the Kingston Public Health Unit. A small supply of masks will be available for each tour and hand sanitizer for your use.

Tours are scheduled from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm for 20 minutes (allowing time for cleaning and sanitizing between tours).  Please click below to register for a tour:


11:00 am – 11:20 am - Full

11:30 am – 11:50 am - Full

12:00 pm – 12:20 pm - Full

12:30 pm – 12:50 pm - Full

1:00 pm – 1:20 pm - Full

1:30 pm – 1:50 pm

2:00 pm – 2:20 pm - Full

2:30 pm – 2:50 pm - Full

83 Sydenham Street, Kingston, Ontario
  • Kingston
  • The Great Waterway
  • Tourism Kingston
  • Ontario Heritage Trust