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, including a special documentary feature about The Bluestone!

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.

Mrs. Redelmeier has restored the 190 year old house and gardens over the past decade and it is in as beautiful a condition as ever.

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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

If you missed the 2022 House Tour, want to watch it again, or would like to gift it to someone, you can bundle it with The Bluestone documentary and save $5.

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 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!

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The Virtual House Tour is now over, but you can still get a chance to see it when you bundle it with the Bluestone documentary. Both video tours will be available to view December 15, 2022 - January 31, 2023, and they make a great holiday gift!

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.

Walking tours are now done for 2022, but stay tuned for updates about 2023.

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!