Sick City: Unlocking the Secrets of Kingston’s Medical History

The Museum of Health Care’s Sick City Outdoor Guided Walking Tours have returned for the summer!

Walk in the footsteps of some of Kingston’s earliest residents and arrivals as they engage in a quest for health care in the Limestone City. The stories of the establishment of one of Canada’s oldest public hospitals, Kingston General Hospital, and Queen’s School of Medicine are full of success and sacrifice, triumph and tragedy. Join us for a fascinating look into the lives of those that lived, arrived and died here, as we unlock the secrets of Kingston’s medical history.

Our tour is family-friendly and includes a scavenger hunt and mystery letter decoding activity for kids!

Details: Offering tours Thursday-Saturday at 10:00am and 2:00pm.

This walking tour is 1 hour 45 minutes in duration (20 minutes total walking time, 1.5km) and runs rain or shine!

Cost: $10 adult, $5 children (ages 6-12), 5 and under are free.

Tour Route: The tour begins and ends at the Museum of Health Care, 32 George Street.

Visits to the Museum’s galleries prior to or following the tour are welcome!

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