Heritage Events

Heritage Events

Throughout the year, local heritage is celebrated at various events at a number of venues throughout Northumberland. There's always something to learn about the past:

  • Doors Open - Northumberland County is always part of this province-wide event in which heritage buildings not usually open to the public are given the spotlight. Always a must-see. First weekend in June. 
  • Port Hope House Tour - Probably the best and oldest tour of private homes in all of Canada. Designed by the local branch of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario to showcase the older buildings of one of Ontario's best heritage towns. First Saturday in October.
  • Antique Machinery Show - The Hope Agricultural Heritage Club hosts a weekend event at which enthusiasts swap stories and machine parts. You've never seen this many old tractors. Held in August near Port Hope. 
  • Brighton History Open House - There's a new theme every year, but Brighton hosts some kind of heritage event annually: displays, lectures, tours and maybe even tea. February.
  • Heritage Day, Campbellford-Seymour - Walking and driving tours, genealogical pursuits, antiques evaluations and more.
  • Hamilton Township Heritage Committee Annual Bus Tour - Each year, it's a different theme: homes, barns, summer cottages. Wherever the tour leads, this committee organizes a different way to celebrate the heritage of the rural community around Cobourg.