Walking Tours of Historic Picton

Again this summer, History Lives Here will be hosting walking tours of historic downtown Picton. 

Let experienced guides take you on a 90-minute journey into the past along the side streets of the town. Hear the stories of the days when this small community was the epicentre of Confederation, a titan of trade dominating the Canadian canning industry, and a bustling shipping port. 

Tours are held Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings starting June 28th, 2019 through the summer/fall tourism season.

Tours begin at 10 AM. Tickets are $25/per person including tax.  There is a family rate of $60 including tax for two adults and two children under 15.

All tours are booked through

The Regent Theatre,

224 Main Street,

Picton, ON

Tel: 613 – 476 – 8416

or online at www.TheRegentTheatre.org

Historical Walking Tours Picton

One of the best ways to discover community history is through walking tours. 

Courtesy of Sandra Foreman Photography

History Lives Here Inc. has provided guided walking tours of Picton to visitors for over a decade now sharing stories of streets, buildings, people, and past events, which have shaped the community. 

Courtesy of Sandra Foreman Photography

One of the most popular tours is of the historic Glenwood Cemetery in Picton. Opened in 1873, this 62-acre property of winding roads, rolling hills, and mature trees is the final resting place of Wellington Boulter, the father of the canning industry in Canada, temperance pioneer Letitia Youmans, and a convicted murderer, a 23-year old man many people believed was hanged in 1884 for a crime he didn’t commit.

Courtesy of Sandra Foreman Photography

Experienced guides take you on this journey into the past. Tours last approximately 90-minutes.  The cost is $20/per person. A family rate (for two adults and two children under age 16) is $50. To arrange a tour, contact us by email at historyliveshere@bell.net