2021 House Tour
A New Way to Open the Door

The New Port Hope House Tour
Reimagined.

Even though we can't take you inside houses in person this year, we want you to experience the stories and histories of some of Port Hope's most iconic neighbourhoods and properties.

Back by Popular Demand for the Holidays
Virtual House Tour


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 12 historical properties in Port Hope. 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!

Logo for the Virtual Port Hope House Tour

Purchase now and watch between December 15 - January 15. It's the perfect way to spend a quiet holiday afternoon.

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.

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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 summer and early fall, our guides will lead you on a leisurely and informative tour through one of three neighbourhoods.

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You'll find schools, churches, manors, cottages, and coach houses in a multitude of architectural styles, and learn about the merchants, lawyers, harbour masters, and politicians who lived in them.

You'll also learn about some of Port Hope's strangest and most famous inhabitants, including a tightrope walker, a dentist, a treasure hunter, and a nuclear scientist.

Walking tours will return in 2022.

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 summer and early fall, our guides will lead you on a leisurely and informative tour through one of three neighbourhoods.

Tickets will be on sale early in August.

Self-Guided Walking Tours

Prefer to move at your own pace? Stay tuned for our upcoming walking tour app and printable maps.

With the app, you'll be able to read, listen, and watch while you stroll around Port Hope's historic streets and laneways.

The app will be available for download in mid-August.

Virtual House Tour

Even though we can't take you inside houses in person this year, we want you to experience the personality, renovations, art, decor, and stories of a few properties in greater detail.

These video tours will be available exclusively for a limited time in the fall, around our usual Tour date.

Tickets for the virtual house tour will be on sale early in August.

Take Home a Piece of the Tour

Did you miss out on a pewter ornament the last time they were available?

We'll have a limited run of some past ornaments available shortly, featuring houses that you'll see on the guided, self-guided, and virtual house tours.

You Don't Have To Wait...
Get a sneak peek.

Want to take a quick look inside some of the homes we're featuring this year? Check out the Sneak Peeks playlist on our YouTube channel!