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Sunday, September 15, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Join us as we celebrate historical sites in Fenelon Falls, Sturgeon Point and Bobcaygeon. This year, Fenelon Falls is celebrating its 150th anniversary and Sturgeon Point its 125th anniversary. And you are invited to join in this celebration by visiting our selection of historical buildings and participating in tours and activities along the north shore of Sturgeon Lake.

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8 In-person Doors Open sites

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
  • Kid-friendly
  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Washrooms
  • Photography allowed
  • 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 15 - Sep 15

Christ Anglican ChurchDoors Open Kawartha Lakes

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Christ Anglican Church

Christ Anglican Church was constructed between 1870 and 1871 on land donated by lumber baron Mosson Boyd. The first service was held here on Christmas Eve 1870. Built to the design of Irish architect John Belcher, it has served Bobcaygeon's Anglican community ever since. Come and explore this historical building, including its parish hall, narthex and unique stained-glass windows.

  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Photography allowed

Contact info

43 Sherwood Street
Bobcaygeon, Ontario
https://christchurchbobcaygeon.com

Architecture

Year built: 1870-71
Building type: Place of worship
Architect: John Belcher

Dates/hours open

Sep 15 - Sep 15

Kawartha Lakes Fire Station 22Doors Open Kawartha Lakes

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Kawartha Lakes Fire Station 22

Come to the Kawartha Lakes Fire Station 22 in Fenelon Falls and meet the firefighters! This is one of 19 fire stations throughout Kawartha Lakes that protects local homes and communities. Learn about the work these firefighters do and the equipment and vehicles they use. Note: Fire crews may be required to respond to an emergency.

  • Guided tours available
  • Kid-friendly
  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Photography allowed

Contact info

9 John Street
Fenelon Falls, Ontario
https://www.kawarthalakes.ca/en/fire.aspx

Architecture

Building type: Fire station

Dates/hours open

Sep 15 - Sep 15

Maryboro Lodge — The Fenelon MuseumDoors Open Kawartha Lakes

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Maryboro Lodge — The Fenelon Museum

Maryboro Lodge, also known as the Fenelon Museum, is one of Kawartha Lakes' oldest buildings and a vibrant community museum. The estate house was built in 1837 for James Wallis and has undergone many changes over the years before becoming a museum in 1963 (note the provincial plaque to Wallis). Visit the museum for fun for all ages!

  • 2024 theme: Adaptive reuse
  • Kid-friendly
  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque
  • Washrooms
  • Photography allowed

Contact info

50 Oak Street
Fenelon Falls, Ontario
https://maryboro.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1837
Building type: Historical landmark Historical house Museum

Dates/hours open

Sep 15 - Sep 15

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church Fenelon FallsDoors Open Kawartha Lakes

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St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church Fenelon Falls

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church — the second Presbyterian church in Fenelon Falls — was constructed in 1895. During Doors Open, visitors can explore the church sanctuary. Volunteers will be on hand to provide tours and answer questions about the building. Sunday worship will take place between 10 and 11 a.m. All are welcome to attend before the Doors Open tours begin.

  • Guided tours available
  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Photography allowed

Contact info

89 Colborne Street
Fenelon Falls, Ontario
https://pccweb.ca/standrewsff

Architecture

Year built: 1895
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Sep 15 - Sep 15

St. Peter's Anglican ChurchDoors Open Kawartha Lakes

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St. Peter's Anglican Church

St. Peter's Anglican Church and cemetery once served the busy hamlet of Bury's Green. This small country church sits in the rolling farmland north of Fenelon Falls. Now privately owned and no longer operating, it is a unique opportunity to see inside this architectural gem and learn about the local families who worshipped here.

  • 2024 theme: Adaptive reuse
  • Parking
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Photography allowed

Contact info

797 Martins Road
Fenelon Falls, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1876
Building type: Cemetery Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Sep 15 - Sep 15

Sturgeon Point Walking TourDoors Open Kawartha Lakes

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Sturgeon Point Walking Tour

Join local historian Ian McKechnie for a walking tour of Sturgeon Point to learn about its development as Kawartha Lakes’ most prominent historical summer community. Located in Kawartha Lakes on the shores of Sturgeon Lake, Sturgeon Point is a picturesque community with a rich heritage and natural beauty. Space on each tour is limited so please register in advance.

  • Guided tours available
  • Parking
  • Photography allowed

Contact info

Meet at the Sturgeon Point Union Church (119 Irene Avenue)
Sturgeon Point, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: Various

Architect: Various

Dates/hours open

Sep 15 - Sep 15