Port Hope is a quaint little town of 15,000 nestled on the northern shore of Lake Ontario. It lies 105 km east of Toronto and 50 km east of Oshawa. Port Hope’s wonderfully restored downtown-with magnificently preserved 19th century streetscape – is a haven for antique shoppers, with many respected antique dealers, and most open seven days a week. There are also lots of specialty shops, boutiques, and restaurants
Port Hope Attractions
Capitol Arts Centre
20 Queen Street, Box 416
Port Hope, Ontario, L1A 3Z4
905-885-1071 Fax: 1 905-885-9714 Toll free: 1 800-434-5092
Canada’s only operating atmospheric theatre seating 355 people, available for performances, and special event rentals. Also home to Port Hope Festival Theatre.
Canadian Fire Fighters Museum
95 Mill St. South Port Hope, ON
East side of the Ganaraska River, near the harbour
The Canadian Fire Fighter’s Museum showcases the historical development of fire fighting in Canada from about 1831 to 1955, with a collection of fire fighting apparatus, motorized trucks from 1921-1956, hand-drawn and horse-drawn apparatus, fire equipment, photographs and other related materials to tell the story of fire-fighting in earlier times. Wheelchair accessible, group tours welcome. Open June 1st and September 30th daily from 10am to 4pm. Admission is free & by donation.
Dorothy’s House Museum
County Road #9 (#3632)
Garden Hill in Northumberland County
Dorothy’s House Museum is a picturesque late 1800s Ontario Frame Cottage-style structure, restored to resemble a working man’s cottage of that period, and contains artifacts from the area. An authentic barn houses a farm tool and implement collection, and a Victorian Garden highlights the grounds. Open Victoria Day through until October. Free admission.