Amherst Island's Dry Stone Wallsin-person Doors Open Loyalist Township

  • In-person
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available
  • Parking
  • Photography allowed
Amherst Island's Dry Stone Walls

When Irish settlers migrated to Amherst Island, they brought a unique way of building walls: the technique is called dry-stacking. Using technical knowledge and skills, these Irish immigrants layered stones without the use of mortar. Instead, gravity is the glue that holds these stone walls together. The tradition of constructing and maintaining these walls has continued to this day.

Contact info

14775 Front Road (Topsy Farms)
Stella, Amherst Island, Ontario


Year built: 2015

Architect: John Bland and Patrick McAfee

Dates/hours open

Jun 17, 10:00am - Jun 17, 04:00pm

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.