Sick City: Outdoor Guided Walking Tour

Museums & Attractions

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 past. Cure your curiosity with the Sick City outdoor guided tour!


Details: Offering tours Thursday - Saturday at 10:30am and 2:00pm.


This walking tour is 1 hour in duration (15 minutes total walking time) and runs rain or shine (tours will be cancelled in the event of a thunderstorm). Please dress for the weather and protect yourself from the sun.


Cost: $10 adult, children 12 and under are free. Refunds will be issued with 24 hours notice.


Tour Route: The tour begins and ends at the Museum of Health Care, Ann Baillie Building, National Historic Site, 32 George Street.


Visits to the Museum’s galleries prior to or following the tour are welcome! Learn more about the museum on our website.


Content Warning: This tour addresses subjects that some may find upsetting including: racism, sexism, discrimination, descriptions of historical medical practices, and death.

IMG 2952

Event details


Weekly on Thu / Fri / Sat • 10:30 am