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Digital Doors Open Kawartha Lakes

Explore some traditional Doors Open Kawartha Lakes 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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Boyd Heritage MuseumDoors Open Kawartha Lakes

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Boyd Heritage Museum

The Boyd Heritage Museum in Bobcaygeon was founded to collect and exhibit information and artifacts related to the history of Bobcaygeon and the family of Mossom Boyd, the lumber baron whose business activities shaped the history of the village beginning in the mid-19th century. Come and explore the museum to learn about Bobcaygeon's past and the surrounding area.

  • Digital Doors Open
  • Virtual tours

Contact info

21 Canal Street East
Bobcaygeon, Ontario
Email: info@theboydmuseum.com
https://www.theboydmuseum.com

Architecture

Year built: 1889
Building type: Museum
Architect: John Belcher

Dates/hours open

Sep 11 - Sep 11

Doors Open Kawartha Lakes HighlightsDoors Open Kawartha Lakes

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Doors Open Kawartha Lakes Highlights

Since its first event in 2004, Doors Open Kawartha Lakes has showcased some of their communities' most interesting sites and welcomed visitors to their historical buildings, trails and local landscapes. On this virtual tour, you can explore some the most popular and unique sites from the last 16 years of Doors Open Kawartha Lakes – and get ready for the next event in 2021!

  • Digital Doors Open
  • Virtual tours

Contact info

Start at the Pontypool Grain Elevator, 25 Pontypool Road
Pontypool, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: Various

Architect: Various

Dates/hours open

Nov 30 - Nov 30

Downtown Lindsay Virtual TourDoors Open Kawartha Lakes

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Downtown Lindsay Virtual Tour

Downtown Lindsay has a long and storied history that dates back to the mid-19th century. From the time that the town plan was first laid out in 1834 to the changes of the mid-20th century, Lindsay’s downtown has long been the commercial heart of the community – and, as such, has many interesting stories to tell. Designated as a Heritage Conservation District in 2017, the downtown remains a vibrant shopping district with many exciting things to do and see. Explore this storymap and learn about the town from its early beginnings to present day – with a unique guided “walking” tour that presents some of downtown Lindsay’s architectural highlights.

  • Digital Doors Open
  • Collections and resources

Contact info

Start at the provincial plaque for Purdy's Mills
Lindsay, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: Various

Architect: Various

Dates/hours open

Nov 30 - Nov 30

Kawartha Lakes Museum & ArchivesDoors Open Kawartha Lakes

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Kawartha Lakes Museum & Archives

The newly renamed Kawartha Lakes Museum & Archives is located in the former Lindsay Jail, constructed in 1863, and showcases historical artifacts from Lindsay and the surrounding area. Come and experience the history of Kawartha Lakes with their range of exhibits as well as aspects of the former jail, such as the cell blocks that still exist inside the museum.

  • Digital Doors Open
  • Virtual tours

Contact info

50 Victoria Avenue North
Lindsay, Ontario
https://www.oldegaolmuseum.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1863
Building type: Government building Historical landmark Museum
Architect: William G. Storm

Dates/hours open

Sep 11 - Sep 11

Kawartha Settlers' VillageDoors Open Kawartha Lakes

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Kawartha Settlers' Village

Kawartha Settlers' Village was established in 1990 to help preserve the history of the Bobcaygeon area. Now home to a collection of over 20 historical homes and other buildings, it allows visitors to experience what life was like for early pioneers in Kawartha Lakes as they walk through the village and explore its many buildings. As part of Digital Doors Open, you can now explore the village from home with a new virtual tour, which highlights some of the village's major buildings. Or discover some of their fascinating online exhibits.

  • Digital Doors Open
  • Virtual tours
  • Collections and resources

Contact info

85 Dunn Street
Bobcaygeon, Ontario
https://www.settlersvillage.org

Architecture


Dates/hours open

Nov 30 - Nov 30

Old Gaol MuseumDoors Open Kawartha Lakes

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Old Gaol Museum

Housed in the former Lindsay Gaol, the Old Gaol Museum tells the story of Lindsay and Kawartha Lakes. It houses a wide range of permanent and temporary exhibitions, and also retains intact portions of the gaol for you to visit. Explore the museum from home through their new virtual tour. The museum is also open for in-person visits. Please check their website for hours as they may change seasonally.

  • Digital Doors Open
  • Virtual tours

Contact info

50 Victoria Avenue North
Lindsay, Ontario
https://www.oldegaolmuseum.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1863
Building type: Government building Historical landmark Museum
Architect: William Storm

Dates/hours open

Nov 30 - Nov 30