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June 10, 2017

Doors Open Erin 2017 is a self-guided tour with 11 sites to choose from.

Most of the sites in the downtown areas are walkable, while other sites will require transportation. Please check the website for onsite parking and accessibility. It may be necessary to remove your shoes at some sites.

Make sure to collect signatures on your “passport” from four Doors Open Erin sites to enter a contest to win a night for two in one of our newest bed and breakfasts in Hillsburgh.

You don't have to be a heritage expert to enjoy a Doors Open Erin adventure!

Erin is a beautiful place to visit, and find your roots in small town charm and rural simplicity.

Heritage buildings, winding country roads and fertile fields abound. Erin Village is home to family-owned and local businesses. We offer a great selection of beautiful home décor, gift items, fashion, art, delicious dining and local food.

Come for a visit … and stay for a while.

Volunteers are the backbone and lifeline of any community.

The Town of Erin encourages and appreciates all of the volunteers who work hard to make Doors Open Erin such a wonderful and successful event. Everyone always has so much fun at this event and we all come away from the day knowing a little more about what makes this beautiful community tick.

If you would like to become involved for an hour or the full day, call Robyn at 519-855-4407, ext. 241, or email: robyn.mulder@erin.ca. Thank you!

Parking
Partial wheelchair access
Washrooms
Kid-friendly
Self-guided tours available

All Saints Anglican Church

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
81 Main Street
Erin, Ontario
Year built: 1867
Style: Gothic revival
Building type: Place of worship
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
All Saints Anglican Church is celebrating its 150th year in the community of Erin. This little church was built in 1867 and has kept its historical charm throughout several additions and renovation projects. One of those renovations included the installation of a beautiful Casavant pipe organ. Visit during Doors Open to hear this gorgeous instrument and enjoy delectable treats.
Parking
Washrooms
Kid-friendly
Self-guided tours available

Century Church Theatre

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
72 Trafalgar Road
Hillsburgh, Ontario
Telephone: 519-855-4586
Year built: 1906
Building type: Place of worship, Theatre
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Built in 1906, this church has original elm panelling and curved pews, stained-glass windows, horse-tethering rings and many features modern for its time. Regular services ended in 2003, although the Good Friday service continued until 2014. The church is now the home of the Century Church Theatre – and one of Ontario’s largest bat colonies!
Parking
Kid-friendly
Guided tours available
Self-guided tours available

Downtown Erin Heritage Walking Trail

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
Start at the provincial plaque at 35 Main Street (McEnery Real Estate)
Erin, Ontario
Telephone: 519-855-4407
Building type: Historic landmark
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with special guided tours at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Learn about Erin's fascinating architectural history on a self-guided hour-long tour, or join local history enthusiasts Phil Gravelle and Jeff Duncan on a special guided tour. From parks and cenotaphs to churches and Victorian homes, this tour brings the town to life in a fascinating and compelling way. Pick up a brochure the day of, or download a copy.
Parking
Kid-friendly
Guided tours available
Self-guided tours available

Everdale

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
5812 6th line
Hillsburgh, Ontario
Telephone: 519-855-4859
Landscape type: Garden
Building type: Attraction, Food and drink
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Everdale is an organic teaching farm in the beautiful rolling hills of Erin! This not-for-profit farm believes in the power of locally grown food to fuel positive economic, social and ecological change. They also run several programs for kids and adults. In addition, they host farm festivals throughout the year. Come and explore everything this farm has to offer!
Parking
Washrooms
Kid-friendly
Self-guided tours available

Wellington Masonic Lodge No. 271

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
190 Main Street
Erin, Ontario
Year built: 1953
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Wellington Masonic Lodge received its charter in 1872; its first master was Worshipful Brother David Kirkwood. In 1953, the brethren found a new home on the Erin fairground site, and the lodge built this new hall. To this day, lodge members are active in the community in many roles.