What are your opening hours?


Fort Fright is open on select nights.  Operating hours are: 7:00pm - 10:30pm (October 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 20), 7:00pm - 11:30pm (October 18, 19), 6:30pm - 11:30pm (October 25, 26), 6:30pm - 10:30pm (October 24, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, November 1, 2). The ticket booth opens 15 minutes before the event starts and the last admission is sold one hour before close.




Fort Fright is $25 plus HST and fees. The military discount is offered at $15 plus HST and is only available for purchase at the door with proper military ID such as a CFOne card.


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?


It will take approximately 20 minutes to go through Fort Fright's Haunted House portion of the experience. Then there are lots of things to do in the lower Fort, including the Haunted Carnival, Coffin Rides and experiences from Improbable Escapes and Haunted Walks. Be prepared to spend anywhere between 1 hour and 2 hours at Fort Fright.


Is the path 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.  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.


Is Fort Fright the same as last year?


No, Fort Fright gets a refresh every year! Our creative team and partners work diligently during the spring and summer months to ensure Fort Fright is filled with new scares and experiences for all along with fan favourites! 


Can I take photos?


Yes, you are encouraged to take photos and share on social media, but please avoid using a flash to ensure you do not ruin scares or ruin the experience for other visitors. Video is not permitted.






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How should I dress?


The experience 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 I wear a costume?


Yes, you are welcome to wear a costume. However, you may not have your face covered or fully painted. Note that props are not permitted on-site, even if part of your costume. This includes items such as fake weapons or other props.

Is Fort fright suitable for children?


Fort Fright is not recommended for children. Parents should use their discretion. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.


Can we eat there?


Snacks, bakery items, as well as hot and cold beverages, are available for purchase. We will also have BeaverTails along with canteen food items available, in addition to a beer patio for those age 19 years of age. Note that no outside food and drink are not permitted on site.




Yes! Visit the Trade Square Artisan Marketplace either before or after your Fort Fright experience.  Vendors include Canadian Eh, Metal & Mud and W.C. Creatives.  Also, homemade fudge treats and unique gifts can be found at Mrs. Henry's Treat Shop and Garrison Stores. 


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 convenient to you.  This will ensure that everyone has a great experience and prevent crowding.


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


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


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


Can I bring my purse or bag into Fort Fright?


Large bags will not be permitted in the experience. If you choose to bring a small bag or purse with you, please note there are mandatory bag checks upon entry. In addition, no outside food, beverages, drugs or weapons are permitted inside the attraction.


Do you have group rates?


Yes.  Groups of 20 or more people can pre-book for their tour at $15 per person.  Groups should contact the Customer Service team to make their booking:


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

•   in person at the ticket booth


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 the event if necessary for the safety of our visitors and staff.  Check our Facebook page for updates.


If you are unable to attend due to weather, you will be able to use your Fort Fright ticket on another night.


Why is it not possible to visit during the day?


Fort Fright needs darkness to be enjoyed.   Open during the evening on select nights in October.


Where should I arrive?


Fort Fright is located at Fort Henry National Historic Site of Canada, 1 Fort Henry Drive, Kingston, Ontario.  


How much is parking?


Parking is free at Fort Henry.


Fort Fright RULES:


•    Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable

•    Stay on the marked path and route at all times

•    Do not use a flashlight or camera flash

•    Do not touch the scare actors

•    Wear suitable footwear for walking and on uneven terrain

•    No smoking (the 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!

Thank you to our PARTNERS