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Take a walk through time

Each summer, Prince Edward County shares its rich past with visitors through walking tours of its side streets and special places.
In recent years, several heritage organizations – Glenwood Cemetery, the Museums of Prince Edward County, The Regent Theatre, and a local heritage communications firm, History Lives Here Inc., have joined forces to showcase this history through weekly, summer walking tours.

The objective is to celebrate community history and the funds raised through the summer walks also support these heritage organizations. Maintaining these large heritage properties within a small community is a constant challenge, and the partners hope to establish an annual business that helps supports preservation of their significant properties.

The popular Graveyards & Gallows guided walking tour had 18 eager people show up ready to explore last Friday night. They met at Macaulay Heritage Park in Picton – this site was once the church and home of Reverend William Macaulay. Macaulay was an influential landowner and prominent personality in the 1820s and 30s spearheading development in this old part of Picton. The tour commenced with a walk on the grounds of his stately, Loyalist home and through the graveyard of his church – now a museum. Then the eager group walked to the gracious courthouse built in 1834 on land Macaulay donated. The tour concluded at the jail cells and gallows within the building – the site of a grisly double hanging of two local men in 1884.

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To book a tour, contact The Regent Theatre, 224 Main Street, Picton, ON K0K 2T0
Telephone: 613 – 476 –8416   Website: www.TheRegentTheatre.org

 Costumed tour guide Lindsay Bontje, in front of the Court House sharing history on the Gallows & Graveyards Walking Tour.


Costumed tour guide Lindsay Bontje, in front of the Court House sharing history on the Gallows & Graveyards Walking Tour.

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