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June 03, 2017 - June 04, 2017

We welcome you to hit the open road and explore the beautiful landscape and rich cultural heritage of Northumberland County!

Find 19th-century architecture, including pre-Confederation buildings and heritage homes nestled in unexpected and scenic locales. Experience Northumberland County's social, agricultural and horticultural history at our diverse cultural centres, farms and gardens, and delight in the road less travelled.

Join the celebration this 150th and make it a Northumberland County weekend!

Welcome to Northumberland – a thriving, southeastern Ontario community strategically positioned along Highway 401 to access both Toronto and Kingston within a 1- to 1.5-hour drive.

Northumberland County offers a range of living experiences from historical towns to scenic rolling rural areas to spectacular water settings on Rice Lake, the Trent River and Lake Ontario.

To find out where to eat, sleep and shop during your stay, visit Northumberland Tourism.

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Antique Machinery Centre

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5077 County Road 10
Port Hope, Ontario
Year built: 1969
Building type: Museum
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tour the Antique Machinery Centre to see how the Hope Agricultural Heritage Club has worked to preserve and restore agricultural machinery and artifacts from years gone by. Passionate members are happy to share traditional knowledge of historical farming skills and techniques. Adventurous visitors can take a wagon ride into the local municipal gravel pit!

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Arts and Heritage Centre of Warkworth

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35 Church Street
Warkworth, Ontario
Year built: 1922
Architect: W.H. Barry, Peterborough
Style: Classical revival
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The AH! Centre chronicles shared histories and contemplations on the future, as told through the voices of the village of Warkworth. Doors Open will feature the debut of a new interactive storytelling exhibition, Rural Canadian Stagecoach Adventures 1867-2017. Join them at the reception, Saturday at 7 p.m., then spill out onto the street for the Warkworth by Night festivities!

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National Historic Site (Canada)
Self-guided tours available
Site has blue and gold provincial plaque
Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust

Barnum House

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10568 County Road 2
Grafton, Ontario
Year built: 1819
Architect: Eliakim Barnum
Style: Neoclassical
Building type: Museum
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Eliakim Barnum emigrated from the United States in 1807. He built this house in 1819, and generations of the family lived in it until 1917. Enjoy a tour of this magnificent home, one of the finest examples of neoclassical architecture in Ontario – now faithfully restored to how it would have been in the 1820-40 period.

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Campbellford-Seymour Heritage Centre

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113 Front Street North
Campbellford, Ontario
Telephone: 705-653-2634
Year built: 1857
Architect: John Langman
Style: Vernacular
Building type: Museum
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Constructed for the Township of Seymour, this was the first public building in the area. Over time, it has functioned as a council chamber, courtroom, church, school, jail and more. Since 1988, it has housed the Campbellford-Seymour Heritage Society. Discover local artifacts and explore the newly renovated barn and miniature railroad that recreates the Belleville-Peterborough line from the 1920s.

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Canning Factory, The

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130 Canning Factory Road
Grafton, Ontario
Year built: c. 1904
Building type: Commercial
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This cannery opened around 1904, close to a new rail line. Operations ceased in about 1955 and the factory became derelict over the next 60 years. A remarkable renovation has blended the original with the modern to create a showroom for Vincent Sheppard's line of indoor and outdoor furniture.

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Cobourg Public Library

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200 Ontario Street
Cobourg, Ontario
Telephone: 905-372-9271
Year built: 1995
Architect: Moffatt Kinoshita Associates
Building type: Library
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 1 to 4 p.m.

Cobourg has been offering library services since the 1830s. The library has evolved over the years from a one-room Mechanic’s Institute to the current two-storey, 1,649-square-metre (17,750-square-foot) building that houses the book stacks, local history room, a large community meeting room and the Northumberland County Archives.

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Trails

Ganaraska Forest

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10585 Cold Springs Camp Road (Ganaraska Forest Centre)
Port Hope, Ontario
Telephone: 905-885-8173, ext. 235
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In 1946, the Ganaraska Watershed plan recommended that a 8,093-hectare (20,000-acre) forest be established and used for surveys, research, flood reduction, tree planting, recreational centres and sound forest management. Today, Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority’s Ganaraska Forest is a living example of the principles of integrated resource management balance the uses of forested lands in a sustainable way.

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Haute Goat Farm

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1166 5th Line
Port Hope, Ontario
Telephone: 416-402-8144
Year built: 1908
Landscape type: Landscape
Style: Ontario Gothic
Building type: Attraction, Commercial, Private residence
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Explore the farm, forest and meadows of this unique farm and tour the 1908 Ontario provincial farmhouse while enjoying the fresh country air. Discover Nigerian dwarf goats, alpacas, Icelandic horses, exotic chickens, sunflower fields, the shiitake mushroom lodge, the apiary and groomed nature trails with breathtaking views for the whole family. Bring your camera!

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Headwaters Community Farm and Education Centre

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3527 Rowe Road
Cobourg, Ontario
Telephone: 289-829-0343
Year built: 2014-16
Architect: Homeowner/Endeavour/Straworks
Building type: Commercial, Private residence, Green building
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Headwaters is a unique family farm and agro-tourism site that promotes sustainable living. All green building materials were sourced on-property or locally. Built south-facing for passive solar and on contour to blend with the land, its unusual design separates private from public spaces. Sustainable energy solutions include a pellet boiler, radiant-floor heating and grey water diversion.

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Hilton Hall Heritage Centre

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50 Chatten Road
Brighton, Ontario
Telephone: 613-475-4610
Year built: 1861
Style: Vernacular
Building type: Historic landmark
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: Noon to 4 p.m.

Hilton Hall was built in 1860 as the first Brighton Township Meeting Hall. Major renovations in 2010 maintained the beautiful stone exterior while transforming the hall into a functional gathering place. In 2011, it was designated a heritage site. In 2014, it became the Heritage Centre. Doors Open will feature local history displays and lively meet-and-greets with local history experts.

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Linwood Acres Trout Farm

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8388 Gilmour Road
Campbellcroft, Ontario
Telephone: 905-797-2037
Building type: Attraction, Commercial
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Linwood Acres Trout Farm boasts the highest quality trout, supplying many restaurants and special events in Kawartha Lakes and Northumberland County with fresh fish year-round. Fun for the whole family, visitors can explore the grounds and view the plentiful trout. Visitors may also bring their own rods for fishing free of charge, but lucky anglers must purchase their catches.

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Northumberland County Archives

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200 Ontario Street
Cobourg, Ontario
Telephone: 905-372-0677
Year built: 1995
Architect: Moffatt Kinoshita Associates
Building type: Museum
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Visitors are welcome to take a behind-the-scenes look at the archives’ storage and conservation facilities to learn about the important role that the archives play in preserving the county’s heritage. Historical documents and artifacts from the 18th to 21st centuries will be on display.

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French services available
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Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust

Proctor House Museum

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96 Young Street
Brighton, Ontario
Telephone: 613-475-2144
Year built: c. 1853
Landscape type: Conservation area
Style: Victorian
Building type: Museum
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Once a modest brick saltbox home erected in the 1850s by the Proctors – one of the first families to settle in the village of Brighton – this building had become a grand Victorian mansion by 1867. Situated on 40 hectares (100 acres) of parkland, it is a living museum, reflecting the life and times of a prosperous Brighton family.

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Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust

Roseneath Carousel

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9109 County Road 45
Alnwick/Haldimand, Ontario
Year built: 1906
Architect: C.W. Parker
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Roseneath Carousel – built in Abilene, Kansas – has 40 basswood horses and two boats. A 1934 Wurlitzer Military Band Organ Model No. 125 provides the music. The Roseneath Agricultural Society purchased the carousel in 1932 for $675. Between 1986 and 1993, it was restored to its original condition (costing $400,000). Rides on the carousel will be free during Doors Open.

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Schoolhouse Gardens

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404 3rd Concession Road West
Warkworth, Ontario
Telephone: 705-924-3255
Year built: 1847
Landscape type: Garden
Style: Vernacular
Building type: Private residence
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The owners of the Schoolhouse Gardens, Dennis and Tom, welcome you to tour their art studio in this charmingly converted schoolhouse set among their award-winning gardens. Over four acres of land are dedicated to 340 varieties of peonies – as well as hostas, daylilies and rare plant species. Historical photos and artifacts from the Percy SS#6 schoolhouse will be on display.

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St. George's Church

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8661 Church Hill Road
Gores Landing, Ontario
Year built: 1909
Architect: Gerald Hayward/J.A. Ellis
Building type: Place of worship
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sunday service at 10 a.m. (all are welcome)

St. George’s Church, constructed of local cobblestone, is the second Anglican church to be built on this hilltop site overlooking the village and Rice Lake. With its art nouveau stained-glass windows, buttressed and crenellated tower and many other fine features by local artist Gerald Hayward, the church is considered to be one of the loveliest in Canada.

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Ontario 150

St. James Anglican Church

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21 Church Road
Roseneath, Ontario
Telephone: 905-352-3768
Year built: 1863
Landscape type: Natural heritage
Building type: Cemetery, Place of worship
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday service at 11 a.m. (all are welcome)

St. James Anglican Church is located just a short distance north of the village of Roseneath in a quiet country setting. Commonly referred to as The Little White Church on the Hill, services have been held here since before Confederation. Descendants of the original families still worship here.

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St. John's United Church

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50 Bridge Street West
Campbellford, Ontario
Telephone: 705-653-2283
Year built: 1865
Architect: William Dunk
Building type: Place of worship
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 12:30 to 4 p.m.

Constructed in 1865 as a Methodist church, St. John’s United features intricate wood detailing and beautiful stained-glass windows created by renowned stained-glass artist, Christopher Wallis. Made of English and European handmade antique glass, the significance of the windows was recognized in 2014 when they were granted heritage designation.

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Sifton-Cook Heritage Centre

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141 Orr Street
Cobourg, Ontario
Telephone: 905-373-7222
Year built: c. 1820
Landscape type: Garden
Building type: Museum
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m.

This site opened in 2012 in the restored limestone building commonly known as the barracks. Each year, an aspect of the area’s history is celebrated. In 2017, the theme is what Canada at 150 means from a local heritage perspective. An operating model railway outside tells the story of the Cobourg and Peterborough Railway and the ill-fated Rice Lake Bridge.