Anyone coming to Kingston that wants a quick visit to cover off the historical significance of the city should try to make a stop during the normal hours of this attraction. A quick relatively easy access spot, the persons on site are extremely informative. I would suggest any visit to Kingston start here.
We tried to go but it was closed for the season. We couldn't even park in the attached lot thanks to people parking for the hospital across the street. We would have settled for a walk around the place if we could have parked. Disappointed.
The Murney tower was open for a tour one day while I was walking down on the waterfront, and I went in for the tour. The guardhouse and rooms were well maintained. It was particularly impressive to trek up to the top of the tower, and check out the sight-lines (and the impressive range) for the cannon.
The young people there were really on the ball. After paying our senior's fee of four dollars each, they gave us a document that was a self guided tour. It was very helpful. As I was unable to go down the stairs due to a recent injury. The young man working gave me a virtual tour of the basement level.... 更多
If you are interested in history this is one place to visit. There is a large collection of period clothing, tools, weapons etc. the gun turret on the top floor is amazing. the people that worked there were willing to answer all the questions we had
The Murney Tower is a wonderfully preserved/restored version of the Martello Tower design employed by the British from about 1795 up until the late 1840's or so, when this tower was built. Not only a fortified battle station, it was also a residence to the soldiers who manned it and their families. Very well curated exhibits and a very knowledgeable... 更多
This is an inexpensive and interesting way to spend 1 hour exploring Kingston's history. The museum isn't huge, as it only occupies the 3 floors of the tower. The top floor, accessed via a fun winding stone staircase, is home to a massive cannon, and the ground floor displays various items and artifacts. The final floor in the basement allows... 更多