Take a Look Inside
Experience The Bluestone
Get a once-in-a-lifetime, behind-the-scenes virtual tour through the whole house from top to bottom with its owner, or chatelaine, Mrs. Ruth Redelmeier.
This is a true preservation of the history of one of Ontario's most famous historic homes - the stories and passion shared in this documentary video are not available anywhere else.
The feature documentary of The Bluestone will be available for viewing December 15, 2022 - January 31, 2023. It will make a spectacular holiday gift, but you should also purchase it for yourself.
Bundle & Save - get another chance to watch the 2022 House Tour when you bundle it with The Bluestone documentary!
Take a Look Inside
Experience the personality, renovations, art, decor, and stories of a few properties in greater detail.
Watch it yourself or gift it to a friend – get an in-depth virtual tour of 11 historical properties in Port Hope, including several well-known landmarks on King Street.
The videos not only show you the nooks and crannies of each property, but also share home owner interviews about the buildings, interior design and decor, lifestyle, art, and more!
The 2022 House Tour is now over, but you can get another chance to see it when you bundle it with The Bluestone documentary!
Stroll Through History at Your Own Pace
Self-Guided Audio Walking Tours
Download our self-guided audio walking tour app. Listen to or read about the rich history of many of Port Hope's heritage buildings and other stops along the way, see historic photos, and watch sneak peek videos of the interiors.
There are currently three neighbourhoods included in the app: the Heritage District, Dorset Street West Neighbourhood, and Pine Street Neighbourhood. We'll be adding more!
Free download for both iOS and Android users.
Stroll Through History
Guided Walking Tours
Get immersed in the stories and histories of some of Port Hope's most iconic areas.
Running for several weeks in the late spring and early fall, our guides will lead you on a leisurely and informative tour along one of three routes.
Walking tours are now done for 2022, but stay tuned for updates about 2023!
What our guests say
Bill B.An indescribable and great experience, due in large part to the amazing homeowners and volunteers!
Valerie M.I loved exploring these amazing properties. I look forward to the tour every year!
Ian E.There are so many interesting stories in these homes. It was so great to take a look and get to know the people who live in them.
Aimee T.I feel so inspired after seeing how these heritage homes have been transformed. The homeowners clearly take a lot a pride in their properties.
Port Hope House Tour
The Port Hope House Tour has been providing glimpses into the stories and histories of some of Port Hope's most iconic buildings since 1965.
The House Tour supports the Port Hope Heritage Foundation, a not-for-profit organization with the objective of helping to ensure the preservation of buildings and structures of architectural merit and places of natural beauty or interest in the Municipality of Port Hope.
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We Love Our Sponsors
Local businesses - contractors, designers, real estate agents, professionals, boutiques, restaurants, and more - are one of the reasons Port Hope is such a great community, and many of them generously sponsor the Port Hope House Tour.
If you would like to sponsor the House Tour, we would be happy to explore your options with you!