Doors Open Ontario

The Doors Open Ontario 2018 season was a great success. Over 482,000 people visited sites in communities across the province. Thanks to our sponsors, partners and volunteers for their support, and to all who participated.

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Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry

Event information

Saturday, August 18 to Sunday, August 19, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Join us for the 2nd Annual Doors Open Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry!

This year during Doors Open, sites will be once more open free of charge to all visitors, including buildings of architectural and historical significance – heritage homes, churches, court houses and museums – many of which are generally closed to the public.

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Community information

To find out more about where to eat, stay, visit and shop in our spectacular community, check out our Visitor Guide or explore our website.

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Contact info

Telephone: 613-932-1515
Email: tourism@sdgcounties.ca

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Bethune-Thompson House Doors Open Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry

Bethune-Thompson House

This home encompasses the original 1784 "poteaux sur sol" (vertical-log) cabin of Loyalist Peter Ferguson, as well as the 1804 house of Reverend John Bethune, Upper Canada’s first Presbyterian minister, and David Thompson, one of Canada’s earliest map-makers. The Ontario Heritage Trust restored the property in the 1980s.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • French services available
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque

Contact info

19730 John Street
Williamstown, Ontario
www.heritagetrust.on.ca/en/index.php/properties/bethune-thompson-house

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday August 18 – Sunday August 19, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m.

Carman House Museum Doors Open Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry

Carman House Museum

Carman House is a 200-plus-year-old Georgian limestone cottage that has been restored to its original condition. It was built shortly after the War of 1812 by Michael Carman III, son of a Palatine Loyalist. He was bequeathed the property in 1806 from his uncle, who had fought alongside the British during the American Rebellion.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

5895 Carman Road South
Iroquois, Ontario
Telephone: 613-652-4808
www.facebook.com/CarmanHouseMuseum

Architecture

Year built: 1815
Architectural style: Georgian
Building type: Museum
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

Saturday August 18 – Sunday August 19, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Glengarry Pioneer Museum Doors Open Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry

Glengarry Pioneer Museum

Founded in 1962, the Glengarry Pioneer Museum offers a glimpse of Ontario’s Celtic history. The museum is home to 10 buildings from the 19th century and thousands of artifacts. Among its treasures is the Star Inn, which was a general store in the 1840s and later served as an inn and stagecoach stop in the 1860s.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

1645 County Road 30
Dunvegan, Ontario
Telephone: 613-527-5230
www.glengarrypioneermuseum.ca

Architecture

Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday August 18 – Sunday August 19, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Historic SDG Jail Doors Open Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry

Historic SDG Jail

Historic SDG Jail

This county jail building was constructed in 1833 and remained operational until it was closed in 2002. The facility housed inmates from Cornwall and across the modern-day United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry. The jail is home to many historical artifacts and displays; it is considered one of the oldest public structures in Ontario.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

11 Water Street West
Cornwall, Ontario
Telephone: 844-814-5245
www.sdgcounties.ca/tourism/jail

Architecture

Year built: 1833
Building type: Attraction

Dates/hours open

Saturday August 18 – Sunday August 19, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Lost Villages Museum Doors Open Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry

Lost Villages Museum

This unique museum holds a collection of 11 historical and heritage buildings from six villages that were lost in 1958 when the area was flooded to construct the St. Lawrence Seaway. During Doors Open, visit the church, train station, barbershop, schoolhouse, blacksmith’s shop, Forbes Memorial Building Reading Room and other structures.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Washrooms

Contact info

16361 Fran Laflamme Drive (Ault Park)
Long Sault, Ontario
Telephone: 613-534-2197
www.lostvillages.ca

Architecture

Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday August 18 – Sunday August 19, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Martintown Grist Mill Doors Open Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry

Martintown Grist Mill

This mill along the banks of the Raisin River is a rare surviving example of a mid-19th century gristmill. It is also noteworthy for its early turbine-style technology that used horizontal waterwheels powered by a water course running through the building. The mill has a local history museum and hosts a farmers’ market and local artist exhibit in the summer.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust

Contact info

18544 County Road 18
Martintown, Ontario
Telephone: 613-528-4094
www.facebook.com/MartintownMill

Architecture

Year built: 1846
Architect: Alexander McMartin
Architectural style: Georgian
Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday August 18 – Sunday August 19, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

St. Andrews Church and Pioneer Cemetery Doors Open Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry

St. Andrews Church and Pioneer Cemetery

The Cornwall Township Historical Society invites you to visit the historical sites located in the village of St. Andrews West – the magnificent St. Andrews Church and the pioneer cemetery across the road (where explorer Simon Fraser and Ontario’s first premier, John Sandfield Macdonald, are buried). Interpreters will be onsite to answer any of your questions.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque

Contact info

Meet at the intersection of Highway 138 and County Road 18
St. Andrews West, Ontario
Email: info@cornwalltwphistorical.ca
www.cornwalltwphistorical.ca

Architecture

Building type: Attraction, Cemetery, Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday August 18 – Sunday August 19, 2018
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: Noon to 4 p.m.