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Brockton

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Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ever walked by a particular home or building and wondered what it looked like inside? Or what kind of valuable history it offers to the community? Wonder no longer! Doors Open Brockton will have 13 sites open to the public this year during this FREE event.

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Community information

Brockton is a vibrant municipality located on the Saugeen River in the County of Bruce. It includes several quaint, small towns – each with a rich and unique history.

"We'd love the pleasure of your company."

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Become a volunteer

A great way to see some of our sites is to become a volunteer. The time commitment is minimal and the role is simply to greet people in a friendly manner and prompt them to sign our guest book.

For more information, please contact us.

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Contact info

Telephone: 519-577-7335
Email: alishia.mallory@gmail.com
Website: www.facebook.com/BrocktonHeritage

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Bruce County (Walkerton) Gaol Doors Open Brockton

Bruce County (Walkerton) Gaol

The Gaol (jail) was built in 1867, operated for almost 144 years and closed in 2011. Retrace the footsteps of famous inmates such as John Haag, who is rumoured to have survived his hanging. See if you can figure out how escape artist Mickey McArthur got out. Capture your best “cell-fie” in one of the original jail cells!

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  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Self-guided tours available

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209 Cayley Street
Brockton, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1866
Building type: Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Flach Family Homestead Doors Open Brockton

Flach Family Homestead

This three-level stone dwelling was built by John Flach in 1863. In 1996, Flach’s great-granddaughter took ownership of this mixed-farming property. For three years now, several local artisans and building designers have researched and restored the home back to its historical uniqueness. The restoration of this quaint homestead includes a working windmill, lavish outhouse and groomed landscape.

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  • Parking
  • Kid-friendly
  • Self-guided tours available

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2340 Highway 9
Brockton, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1864
Architect: John Flach
Building type: Historical house

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Leyshon (Hobley) House Doors Open Brockton

Leyshon (Hobley) House

This property was sold by a land agent in 1869 to blacksmith Charles B. Stevens, who built the house in 1880. The three-bay structure, the front entry with windowed transom and flanking side lights all serve to highlight this wonderful example of Walkerton’s unique architectural character.

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  • Self-guided tours available

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108 Cayley Street
Brockton, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1880
Architectural style: Classical revival
Building type: Historical house, Private residence

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Schmidt Lake Lookout Trail (Saugeen Valley Conservation Area) Doors Open Brockton

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Schmidt Lake Lookout Trail (Saugeen Valley Conservation Area)

The Greenock Swamp, once measuring over 60,702 hectares (150,000 acres) now comprises only about 8,093 hectares (20,000 acres). It is known throughout Canada for its unique flora, including orchids and mosses. A new floating boardwalk officially opened in June 2017, which allows visitors to access the views of the beautiful flora and immerse themselves in nature.

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  • Parking

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283 Schmidt Lake Rd.
Brockton, Ontario

Architecture

Landscape: Conservation area, Natural heritage, Trail

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Walkerton Heritage Water Garden Doors Open Brockton

Walkerton Heritage Water Garden

The Walkerton Heritage Water Garden is sure to take your breath away with beautiful blooms, rest areas and pathways that are marked with plaques depicting Walkerton’s proud history. The memorial fountain commemorates those who suffered during the May 2000 tainted water tragedy, and represents water as a positive healing symbol.

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  • Parking
  • Self-guided tours available

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6 First Street
Brockton, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 2002
Landscape: Garden, Park

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.