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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.

Visitor Guide

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Contact info

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

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12 sites found

Aultsville Train Station Doors Open Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry

Aultsville Train Station

The Aultsville Train Station is a 19th-century wooden station, originally located in the Lost Village of Aultsville. View an early locomotive, passenger coach, baggage car and refrigeration car on one of the few remaining sections of the original Grand Trunk rail bed. Also see the British Home Child exhibit about children who were sent to Canada as indentured labourers.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

13740 County Road 2
Morrisburg, Ontario
Telephone: 613-543-3704
http://lostvillages.ca/history/the-lost-villages/aultsville

Architecture

Year built: Between 1866 and 1889
Architect: Grand Trunk Railway Company
Building type: Attraction, Historical landmark, Museum

Dates/hours open

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

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

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.

Priests Mill Arts Centre Doors Open Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry

Priests Mill Arts Centre

This gristmill, built in1848 as the centre of commerce in Glengarry, currently houses the Priests Mill Arts Centre (PMAC). PMAC provides exhibition space as well as support and promotion for visual, literary and performing arts by regional artists. It is also a centre of glass art excellence that offers glass learning experiences.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • French services available
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

16 Mill Square
Alexandria, Ontario
Telephone: 613-703-9430
www.facebook.com/PriestsMillArtsCentre

Architecture

Architect: Father Alexander MacDonell
Architectural style: Victorian
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday August 18 – Sunday August 19, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sir John Johnson Manor House Doors Open Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry

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Sir John Johnson Manor House

Sir John Johnson (a prominent colonial military leader and administrator) founded Williamstown in 1784 after the American Revolution. He built this Manor House – one of the oldest west of Quebec – as well as a gristmill and sawmill. Johnson was responsible for settling disbanded Loyalist soldiers and their families and other refugees from the Quebec border to Prince Edward County.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

19692 William Street
Williamstown, Ontario
Telephone: 613-347-2356
Email: sirjohnjohnsonmanorhouse@bellnet.ca

Architecture

Year built: Begun in 1784
Architectural style: Georgian
Building type: Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

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

Springfield Farm Doors Open Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry

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Springfield Farm

Springfield Farm is a privately owned family farm. The Loyalist architecture of the residence encompasses two building periods from the original stone back structure to the extended two-storey stone home. The home has been recently restored to highlight the original walls, a traditional wood cook stove and large Victorian-style front veranda. Surrounding the historical home are three century barns.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking

Contact info

18709 County Road 25
Apple Hill, Ontario
Telephone: 416-844-0877

Architecture

Year built: c. 1820s
Building type: Private residence
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

Saturday August 18 – Sunday August 19, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: Noon to 4 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.

St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church Doors Open Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry

St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church

This church was erected on the McLennan Estate in 1898. A small, cruciform, arts and crafts-style building complete with belfry and three bells, this church is an architectural gem. Located on the South Service Road and surrounded by Glengarry Provincial Park and Lancaster Park, it is commonly known as "The Church in the Wildwood."

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

20788 South Service Road
Lancaster, Ontario
Telephone: 613-347-3804
www.glengarryparish.ca/StJohn.html

Architecture

Year built: 1898
Architect: John William Hurrell Watts
Building type: Place of worship
Landscape: Natural heritage, Park

Dates/hours open

Sunday August 19, 2018
Sunday only: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.