Welcome to the PumpHouse

Step into Kingston's first waterworks in operation from 1851 to 1952. Today, this magnificent building continues to serve the public as a community museum.

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Site and Walking Tours

Discover our new exhibition Collecting Histories, or explore a guided tour of Ontario Street.

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23 Ontario St.
Kingston, ON
K7L 2Y2



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PumpHouse is now open for private, pre-booked, small group, guided 45-minute tours.


Site Tours
starting on the hour

Wednesday to Saturday
10 am to 3 pm


Walking Tours
starting on the hour

Wednesday to Saturday
2 pm & 3 pm


Thursday Tours
We are open late with
pre-booked Site and Walking Tours. 

Last tour starts at 6 pm  



Guided Site Tours

45 min tour of 1-3 guests: $15+hst 


45 min tour of 4-9 guests: $25+hst 


Guided Ontario Street Walking Tours

45 min tour: $5+hst 


MFAP / My Kingston Program Members: 50% reduction in fees (please call us for booking details).