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Gallows and graveyards tours show rich history of Prince Edward County

Prince Edward County has been forged by history. Originally the homeland of aboriginal peoples, the area provided a safe refuge to Loyalist settlers fleeing persecution in the United States. As the land was cleared, the region became a major agricultural and shipping area at the epi-centre of Confederation.  Discover this rich past and enjoy a journey back in time.

On Friday nights discover the darker side of The County including the story of the infamous 1884 double hanging of two local men who claimed their innocence to the very end. Visit the cells and gallows of the old courthouse where they spent their final hours. Friday night tours start at 6:30 at Macaulay House at 35 Church Street in Picton.

On Saturday nights discover the eerie secrets of Picton’s early graveyards with a visit to historic Glenwood Cemetery, the final resting place of many pioneer families and some famous – and infamous – Canadians. Saturday night tours start at 6:30 at the restored Chapel at Glenwood Cemetery, 47 Ferguson St. in Picton.

Cost $10.00 per person, $5.00 children under 16
Book Tours: The Regent Theatre, 224 Main St., Picton,  613-476-8416
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Tours are held rain or shine and continue until the Labour Day weekend. All tours start at 6:30 pm on Friday and Saturday nights.

The walking tours are sponsored by The Glenwood Cemetery in association with History Lives Here Inc., The Museums of Prince Edward County, and the Regent Theatre Foundation.

Visit Glenwood Cemetery online

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