PumpHouse Museum Offers Walking Tours of Historic Ontario Street

Published on: 2022/07/10 - in Releases

RELEASE — PumpHouse Museum has resumed the popular “Brewers, Bakers & Boilermakers: Walking Tour of Ontario Street South”. To book a tour, visit the booking portal.

“We are excited to resume walking tours of Ontario Street South. Having a guided tour from one of our museum staff is something special and Ontario Street has an exciting history to share,” says Kevin Gibbs, Manager, Heritage Programming.

“Brewers, Bakers & Boilermakers: Walking Tour of Ontario Street South” is based on the popular 2019 exhibition of the same name. This 60-minute guided walking tour delves into the amazing history of Ontario Street, a space that helped define and form Kingston as a city. During this small-group tour, guests will hear exciting stories about intriguing people, massive fires, harrowing explosions, past and present businesses, public transportation, archaeologic discoveries, everyday vices and much more.

Participants will travel from the PumpHouse to City Hall along Ontario Street and the waterfront. Tours cost $5 (plus HST) per person and are offered Thursday to Saturday, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tickets can be bought at the PumpHouse but space is limited so participants are encouraged to purchase tickets prior to arrival. Guests are encouraged to arrive no earlier than 15 minutes prior to their booked tour. Tours run rain or shine and participants are encouraged to dress for the weather, wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water.

Inside the PumpHouse Museum, the 2022 exhibition, “On The Move: 400 Years of Transportation in Kingston” is currently on display.

“On the Move” traces the development of transportation in Kingston with historical objects, interactive displays, and informational panels, visitors of all ages will experience how we move across water and land, the development of public transportation, and how Kingston continues to be connected to areas beyond the city’s borders.

The PumpHouse Museum is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located at 23 Ontario St., Kingston, Ontario.

For more information on the PumpHouse Museum, including tour booking, visit the PumpHouse Museum website.

Release: City of Kingston
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