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Heritage

Discover the timeless quality of Northumberland. Escape to a world of 19th-century architecture, intriguing museums, country churches and early settlements. Take part in a fascinating array of heritage events. Find important national historic sites of Canada as well as Ontario heritage sites, all marked by historic plaques.

Heritage walking tours are a wonderful way to see our fascinating towns and villages. Port Hope is celebrated for having the province's best-preserved main street; while Cobourg, with its magnificent Victoria Hall, vied to become Ontario's capital in the 1800s. Just south of Rice Lake, experience an important part of Canadian heritage -- the proud Ojibway culture at Alderville First Nation reserve. Further northeast, you can explore the region's natural history by hiking on the Trans Canada Trail or relaxing along the Trent-Severn Waterway. 

View our Heritage Map