Doors Open Kingston 2021 - Lower Burial Ground

Date: 
Saturday, September 25, 2021 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Welcome to our Doors Open 2021 Kingston!  Be part of that unique behind the scenes peeks within Kingston's cultural attractions!

Kingston's Lower Burial Ground was laid out in 1783 in anticipation of the arrival of Loyalists at Kingston after the American Revolution. Many early citizens of Kingston are buried here, including prominent residents, black slaves brought by the Loyalists, and sailors of the Lakes. A visit to the site will include an opportunity to tour the graveyard, an exterior look at the 1840s Gothic Revival church and a unique Doors Open opportunity to see part of the cemetery that still exists under the church hall but is largely unseen and unknown.

Our Doors Open Tours are set up to follow health and safety guidelines as outlined in the Step 3 – Reopening Ontario legislation and KFL&A Public Health Unit specific protocols. Each of our participating sites has outlined their capacities and available tickets numbers are based on their input.

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 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and allowing time for cleaning and sanitizing between tours. Please click here to register for a tour:

Location: 
Queen & Montreal Streets, Kingston, Ontario
  • Kingston
  • The Great Waterway
  • KEDCO
  • Tourism Kingston
  • Ontario Heritage Trust