Fort Henry (Kingston)
Fort Henry was built from 1832 to 1837 to replace an existing fortification from the War of 1812 era, Situated atop Point Henry, the Fort protected the naval dockyard at Point Frederick, the entrance of the Rideau Canal and the town of Kingston, which was the major transshipment point along the supply route between Montreal or Ottawa and all points west. Since that time, it has undergone changes, repairs and reconstructions and today Fort Henry’s role is as a museum and historic site to residents of Kingston and visitors from all around the world. Once inside the wooden gates, visitors enter the realm of 19th century military life, experience guided tours, scenic views, heart-pounding musical performances and precision military demonstrations by the Fort Henry Guard. For more information about Fort Henry, visit their site at Fort Henry
Bytown Catering is the exclusive food service provider at the Fort providing catering services and operating four outlets:
- Battery Bistro – A full service sit-down restaurant on Kingston’s largest waterfront patio
- Garrison Restaurant – Fine dining and also has 3 rooms for receptions
- Soldier’s Canteen – Fast-food and lower-priced option
- Beavertails – An absolute must – Deliciously addictive, whole-wheat Canadian pastries
Additional details are provided below. For any questions, including any catering inquiries or to make reservations please call 613-542-7388 ext 4208
Facility Rentals and Catering at Fort Henry
Fort Henry is the perfect setting for your wedding. With incredible waterfront views, a seasonal outdoor patio and stunning natural beauty, we have the perfect spot for you! Whether you’re hosting an intimate gathering or a large wedding extravaganza, our team is here to assist you with all your ‘I do’ needs to make your day everything you’ve dreamed of.
Other areas of the Fort are available as venues for special events, banquets, meetings and more including dedicating one of our popular Sunset Ceremonies to your company. As well the Great Hall with high ceilings, outdoor patio, and stunning views will be sure to leave your guests delighted and provide the perfect backdrop for your event.
Fort Henry offers an exclusive dining experience on Kingston’s largest waterfront patio. Weather-permitting, guests may dine and drink on the stunning patio at the point of the Advanced Battery overlooking Lake Ontario, the Royal Military College and the City of Kingston.
For reservations, please call 613-542-7388 ext 4208. Group reservations are welcome.
To view the Battery Bistro Menu prepared exclusively by Bytown Catering follow the link below:
For additional details including hours of operation during the regular operating season (May to September) please visit Fort Henry Information Services. Please also check out our special evening offerings during the Sunset Ceremonies or our seasonal offerings at Fort Fright and Lumina Borealis
The Garrison Restaurant is a fine dining option with a standard operating season of May to September annually, and as requested by customers in the Off-Season. Three of the rooms are linked offering a capacity for 168 seated guests or 250 guests for a stand-up reception.
For additional details including hours of operation during the regular operating season please visit Fort Henry Information Services
For reservations, please call 613-542-7388 extension 4208.
The Soldier’s Canteen is a fast-food and lower-priced option provided to walk-in visitors and pre-booked groups during the operating season of May to September annually.
For additional details including hours of operation during the regular operating season, please visit our site Fort Henry Information Services
To pre-book your group, please call 613-542-7388 ext 4208.
BeaverTails pastries are deliciously addictive, whole-wheat Canadian pastries, hand-stretched to resemble the tail of a beaver and served piping hot with your choice of delectable toppings. Delighting dessert lovers since 1978.
For additional details including hours of operation during the regular operating season (May to September) please visit our site Old Fort Henry Information Services