2022 House Tour: Streets & Stories
Explore the intersection of Port Hope's history, life, and architecture

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2022 features a special focus on King Street and the Smith family, in concert with the 200th anniversary of St. Mark's Church.

Take a Look Inside
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 13 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!

Logo for the Virtual Port Hope House Tour

Tickets for the 2022 Virtual House Tour will be on sale later in the summer.

Check out the teaser video from last year's tour for a small sample of what you can expect, join us on a walking tour (check those out below), and sign up for updates so that you're the first to know when tickets go on sale!

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.

2022 features three routes: King Street, and two routes through the historic downtown core. Running for several weeks in the late spring 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 may 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.

Tickets for fall walking tours are on sale now!

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 get a taste of how homes are featured on the Virtual House Tour? Check out the Sneak Peeks playlist on our YouTube channel!