Brockville – Trials and royal pick-pockets or shipwrecks and factory-explosions, the Brockville Museum is offering two distinct historical walking tours around Downtown Brockville this summer that are sure to entertain and delight audiences looking to explore some of Brockville’s unique and lesser-known history.
Our popular “Brockville’s Criminal Past” walking tour is back for a 5th season. Join us on this tour to explore some darker stories, including that of Canada’s largest bank heists, the twisted tale of the last man hanged in Brockville, and discover exactly what happened to John Simpson’s skin. (Not recommended for children).
New for 2019 is “Brockville’s Historic Waterfront” walking tour, which explores the changing landscape of Brockville’s much loved waterfront, from shipwrecks to an atomic lighthouse, and factories to million dollar yachts. Those seeking a more general history of Brockville’s history and development will enjoy this tour that meanders along Brockville’s beautiful waterfront.
Both tours offer a people-focused look at the history of Ontario’s oldest incorporated town and are delivered by our well-trained and dynamic guides. Tours go rain or shine and include about 90 minutes of walking through Brockville’s historic downtown.
These historic walking tours will run on Thursdays and Fridays from June 20 until August 23. Tours are capped at 20 to ensure the best experience for our guests, so please book your spot early. Tickets can be purchased in advance online through Snap’d Tix, or in person at the Brockville Museum.
The Criminal Past tours run Thursdays at 3 p. m. & Fridays at 7 p. m. The Historic Waterfront tours Thursdays at 7 p. m. & Fridays at 3 p. m. Tickets are only $8 per person. Tours start and end at the Brockville Museum, 5 Henry St. Brockville.