What are your opening hours?


Fort Fright is open from 7:00 p.m. on select nights.  Please check the website for time of last available tour (will be between 8:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. based on day of week)


•   Thursday through Sunday evenings from September 28 to October 15; 

•   Nightly from Thursday, October 19 to Sunday, October 29.


Who can visit the experience?


Fort Fright is not recommended for children.  Parents should use their discretion.

For ‘scaredy cats’, we suggest that you purchase a Scare Amulet ($5) to ward off direct scares and keep our Fort Fright scare actors at a safe distance.


How long does it last?


Fort Fright will take approximately 45 minutes to an hour to complete.  If you have upgraded for the Total Scare Package, add an additional 30-45 minutes.


Is there a lot of walking involved?


Fort Fright is a walking tour through some interactive elements over approximately 45 minutes to an hour.


Is the path stroller-friendly and accessible for people with reduced mobility?


The experience takes place outdoors, mostly on gravel pathways with ground conditions that may change with the weather.  


The pathway is designed to accommodate mobility aids such as wheelchairs, however, there is uneven terrain.  The tour is approximately 1 km of travel. There is a vortex experience which is not wheelchair accessible for chairs with thin tires and can be very disorienting. Other features along the path include strobe lighting and movable flooring.


If you are a person with reduced mobility and want more information or details about the path, please contact us at:


I accompany someone with limited mobility.  Do I have to pay for my ticket?


Companions accompanying a visitor with a disability will be permitted complimentary admission when their assistance is necessary for the party with a disability to visit the site.   Please identify yourself at our admissions gate when the person with limited mobility checks in.


Can I take photos?


Yes you are encouraged to take photos and share on social media, but please avoid using a flash.


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How should I dress?


The tour is entirely outdoors and on some terrain that is not paved with varying ground conditions.  We recommend that you wear footwear that is comfortable for walking and appropriate for the weather.  Fort Henry often has a breeze coming off Lake Ontario, so it can be chilly and you may wish to wear a jacket.


Can we eat there?


Snack and bakery items and hot and cold beverages are available for purchase.


Are there washrooms?


Yes, public washrooms are available in the Upper Fort and in the Lower Fort area.


Why should I purchase my ticket ahead of time?


Online ( advance ticket purchase means you can plan for your preferred date and at the time convenient to you.  This year Fort Fright will offer timed entry tours.  Individual time slots are spaced 15 minutes apart. Each time slot has a limited capacity of 150 people.  This will ensure that everyone has a great experience and prevent crowding.


If you buy a ticket and need to change your time or date, you may do so, subject to availability.


Can I buy my ticket when I arrive?


Yes, tickets can be purchased at the gate upon arrival subject to availability.  On busy nights you may have to wait so it is highly recommended to purchase your ticket in advance, online at


There is a time on my ticket.  What does it mean?


The time is your tour time.  With specific times for entry it means that each time slot has a certain number of people in the tour.  This will maximize your experience and prevent crowding ensuring that you have an enjoyable visit.


Can I visit the experience many times with the same ticket?


No, your ticket is valid for one entry only, at the time and date indicated on the ticket.


Do you have group rates?


Yes.  Groups of 20 or more people can pre-book for their tour at $16 per person.  Groups should contact the Customer Service team to make their booking:

•    800-437-2233 or locally 613-543-4328


What happens if I arrive late?


If you arrive past your tour time, we cannot guarantee entrance to the event.  But our team will do their best to accommodate you in the next available time.  We suggest that you plan to arrive at Fort Henry at least15 minutes before your tour time.

What happens in the event of bad weather?


Fort Fright will be open rain or shine.  In the event of severe weather, we reserve the right to delay departures or close the site if necessary for the safety of our visitors and staff.  We ask that you arrive at the ticketing office at the time shown on your ticket.  If we need to cancel one or multiple departures, your tickets will be exchanged or refunded.


If you are unable to attend due to weather, we will do our best to reschedule your tickets to another time.  Contact Customer Service at 800-437-2233 or 613-542-7388.


Why is it not possible to visit during the day?


Fort Fright needs darkness to be enjoyed.   Open from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.


Where and when should I arrive?


Fort Fright is located at Fort Henry National Historic Site of Canada, 1 Fort Henry Drive, Kingston, Ontario.  Plan to arrive 15 minutes before your tour time.   PARKING:   Free parking at Fort Henry.


Fort Fright RULES:


•    Stay on the marked path and route at all times

•    Do not use a flashlight or camera flash

•    Wear suitable footwear for walking and on uneven terrain

•    No smoking (entire site is a smoke-free)

•    Please do not touch the Scare Actors

•    Be aware that strobe lights are used in certain areas

•    Pets are not allowed but Service animals are welcome

•    Have fun!



Willkommen in Ihrem schlimmsten Albtraum!

Schreien Sie, verfallen Sie in Panik und rennen Sie, wenn Sie versuchen, diesem schrecklichen, mit Monstermenschen und Zombies sowie einer mit Giftmüll, Särgen usw. gefüllten Zone zu entkommen. Es gibt nur einen Weg, um all diesem zu entfliehen – werden Sie diesen finden?

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