Kawartha Lakes

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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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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

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

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

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

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

Old Gaol MuseumDoors Open Kawartha Lakes

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

May 20 - May 20

Boyd Heritage MuseumDoors Open Kawartha Lakes

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

Kawartha Settlers' VillageDoors Open Kawartha Lakes

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

May 20 - May 20

Doors Open Kawartha Lakes HighlightsDoors Open Kawartha Lakes

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

May 20 - May 20

Downtown Lindsay Virtual TourDoors Open Kawartha Lakes

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

May 20 - May 20

Maryboro Lodge — The Fenelon MuseumDoors Open Kawartha Lakes

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