Graveyard & Gallows Walking Tour

Friday nights in Picton (July & August) gallows6:30 p.m.
1.5 hours walking tour through the grounds and graveyard at Macaulay Heritage Park, venturing on to the neighbouring County Gaol & Gallows, the site of a most notorious double hanging in 1884.

Graveyard & Gallows Tours are booked through the Regent Theatre
224 Main St. Picton 613.476.8416

Walking Tours of Historic Picton  (July 4 – Oct 28, 2018)

Main Street 1935Let experienced guides take you on a 90-minute journey back in time. Re-live the heady days of tall ships, sail and steam, when Picton was a major shipping port exporting its timber and agricultural produce to world markets. Hear the stories from the 1830s, when Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada’s first prime minister, walked these streets as a young lawyer. And later, when we smuggled booze across Lake Ontario during the dangerous days of Prohibition and the rum-running trade.

Tours leave from the Regent Theatre, 226 Main St. Picton
Wednesdays to Sundays, tours leave twice daily at 9.30-11 a.m. and 4-5.30 p.m.

Historical Walking Tour of Loch Sloy (Camp Picton)

Camp Picton

July 20, July 23, August 6, August 17, August 20, 2018 @ 1.30-3.30 p.m.

Loch Sloy – aka Camp Picton – was one of 151 British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP) schools established across Canada between 1940-1945.

By the end of the Second World War, the BCATP had produced 131,553 aircrew, including pilots, wireless operators, air gunners, and navigators for the Air Forces of Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

Today, the barracks, hangars and mess halls are being painstakingly restored, becoming home to a wide variety of businesses, from a yoga studio to a custom bridal shop to roofing and electrician’s offices.

Tour the site and hear about its history, the young men who trained here and the vital role it played in preparing allied troops for battle.

Reservations required. [email protected]  (613) 476-3064

Other Walking Tours

In their operating season, The County Museums offer a selection of additional walking tours for groups (minimum of 10 people or equivalent rate); these tours must be pre-arranged with museum staff.

Cost: $10 per person (incl. HST)

Milford Meanderings (Mariners Park Museum)

Enjoy a walking tour through the charming village of Milford, aptly named as it was once home to saw, grist and carding mills in the settlement’s earliest days.

Wellington Walkabout Tour (Wellington Heritage Museum)

Experience a walking tour through the rich history of Wellington village on the shores of Lake Ontario, complete with architectural highlights and fascinating stories that will make you love the village all the more!

Ameliasburgh Village (Ameliasburgh Heritage Village)

Participate in a walking tour through the village of Ameliasburgh, formerly Roblin’s Mills. Along the shores of Roblin Lake, this quiet little community has a big history. The village is a hidden gem in Prince Edward County and is also the beloved home of the late Canadian poet, Al Purdy.

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