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Brockville and Area

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Digital Doors Open Brockville and Area

Explore some traditional Doors Open Brockville and Area sites without having to leave home. The following sites offer tours, videos and activities that will engage people of all ages.

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Brockville Railway TunnelDoors Open Brockville and Area

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Brockville Railway Tunnel

Under Brockville’s downtown core, running 0.5 kilometres (0.3 miles) north and south, is the first railway tunnel built in Canada. Constructed between 1854 and 1860, it allowed the fledgling Brockville and Ottawa Railway to connect the industrial waterfront area to the outlying areas between the St. Lawrence and Ottawa rivers. As part of Digital Doors Open, explore the various stations of the tunnel through interpretive panels, download their handy information guide, and learn more about Brockville’s railway history through the video below.

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  • Videos
  • Collections and resources
  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

1 Water Street West
Brockville, Ontario
https://www.brockvillerailwaytunnel.com

Architecture

Year built: 1854-60
Building type: Historical landmark Transportation
Architect: De Bergue Sykes

Dates/hours open

Mar 02 - Mar 02

Fulford PlaceDoors Open Brockville and Area

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Fulford Place

This magnificent Edwardian mansion evokes the opulent lifestyle of Canada’s industrial and political elite in the early 1900s. Senator George Taylor Fulford made millions of dollars from "Pink Pills for Pale People" – a patent medicine he manufactured in Brockville and sold around the world. Today, his mansion – owned and operated by the Ontario Heritage Trust – is a highlight along the St. Lawrence River. Check out this video from Visit the 1000 Islands to learn more about the man and the house. Enjoy the aerial drone tour below of the resplendent Fulford gardens, laid out by the renowned Olmsted brothers (who were famous for designing New York City’s Central Park). And take a virtual tour of the site here.

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  • Videos
  • Virtual tours

Architecture

Year built: 1899-1901
Building type: Museum
Architect: Albert W. Fuller

Dates/hours open

Mar 02 - Mar 02