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.

Site Tours & Children's Programs

Please note, we have not yet opened booking for tours or programs for our 2021 exhibition.


23 Ontario Street
Kingston, Ontario
K7L 2Y2



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As of June 22, 2021:

The PumpHouse is offering guided outdoor walking tours while the museum building remains closed to the public. Tours can be booked for following days and times:


Sunday - Monday: Closed

Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00am, 11:00am, 2:00pm, 3:00pm


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Outdoor Guided Walking Tours - available as of June 22, 2021

60-minute tours

$5+HST per person

Guided Site Tours - not currently available

45-minute tours

1-3 guests: $15+HST
4-9 guests: $25+HST

Children's Programs - not currently available

Super-Duper Conductor
(0-4 years of age)
45 minutes

Protective Detective
(5-12 years of age)
60 minutes

1-4 guests: $20+HST
5-9 guests: $30+HST

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