Fort Fright, New Scares Take Over Fort Henry

KINGSTON, Ontario – Fort Henry is transforming into its fall season and will open for Fort Fright on Friday, October 4. For its 12th year, new scares will horrify visitors as they step into the dark, murky dry-ditch of Fort Henry. This year admission includes Fort Fright scares, Coffin Ride, a Haunted Carnival and experiences from Haunted Walks, Improbable Escapes and more! The storyline will take visitors to the Mindset Research facility where they will witness the aftermath of a failed research project. Researchers conducted tests to see how radiation and technology will affect all living things over time. By increasing these levels dramatically, devastating outcomes were witness and the project was shut down. Test subjects are mutated and aggressive, insects are over-sized and researchers have gone missing.

Set in the dry ditch and inner walls of Fort Henry, the 2019 Fort Fright experience will be more immersive than ever and will feature improved customer flow. Ticketing is date specific and there is limited inventory available. Advance ticket purchase is highly recommended. Buy online at www.fortfright.com.

If you want to go but you aren’t sure you can manage all of the scares, a great option is to purchase a Safety Amulet which can be purchased both online and onsite. Those who adorn themselves with the amulet turn the tables on the Fort Fright Scare Actors, keeping them at bay allowing for a less frightful experience. Keeps you safe, but your friends are fair game!

The Haunted Carnival will be located in the Lower Fort parade square and features the Vortex, games, tarot card readings, coffin rides, black-light alley and immersive experiences from Improbable Escapes and Haunted Walks. Refreshments in the Beer Garden, fire pit zone and photo opportunity area will provide the perfect end to your experience. Be sure to visit the Trade Square Artisan Marketplace either before or after your experience. Vendors include Canadian ‘Eh, Metal & Mud and W.C. Creatives. Homemade fudge treats and unique gifts can be found at Mrs. Henry’s Treatshop and Garrison Stores. The Soldiers’ Canteen will be open for a light snack and be sure to end the evening with a delicious BeaverTail!

“We heard from our visitors last year that they wanted us to return to the Fort Fright footprint of years past, and that is what will be delivered. Prepare to be scared!” – Dawn Ellis-Thornton, Manager, Fort Henry

Dates & Pricing

  • Open October 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 and November 1 and 2.
  • General Admission $25 plus tax and service fees
  • Military Admission with ID $15 plus tax and service fees

Visit www.fortfright.com for dates, times, availability and to purchase tickets.


The St. Lawrence Parks Commission, an agency of the Government of Ontario, operates facilities in 16 municipalities stretching from Kingston to the Quebec border, including Upper Canada Village, Fort Henry National Historic Site of Canada (and a UNESCO World Heritage Site); Kingston Pen Tours, Skywood Eco Adventure, Crysler Park Marina, Upper Canada Golf Course, Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary and 14 campgrounds and beach day-use picnic areas including the Long Sault and 1000 Islands Parkway.


Krista Doyle
A/Director of Marketing & Customer Experience
St. Lawrence Parks Commission
TELEPHONE: 613-543-3704 extension 4210
EMAIL: krista.doyle@parks.on.ca

St. Lawrence Parks Commission

13740 County Road 2
Morrisburg, ON, K0C 1X0
Tel: 1-800-437-2233 or 613-543-4328

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