Built Heritage Driving Tour

Come and explore the picturesque Kingston Peninsula!

Gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of its rich history and heritage through its many historical buildings and landmarks.

Our Built Heritage Driving Tour, including 23 of the Kingston Peninsula's best-preserved historical buildings and landmarks, makes for an amazing self-guided and socially distanced activity for the summer! The estimated driving time is approximately 2 hours, with additional time added if you wish to stop for lunch at the 1810 Carter House, or picnic at our beautiful Cedars Lighthouse!

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Interested in doing the Built Heritage Driving Tour?

You can use the google map link below to navigate the tour via google maps, or pick up a print of the Driving Tour Map at the John Fisher Memorial Museum or 1810 Carter House. In conjunction with the Driving Tour Map, you can use the Built Heritage Index to locate and access information on the heritage sites. You can also have our Built Heritage Audio Tour accompany you on your drive with vivid descriptions of our community's history and fun stories!

Below, we have our Driving Tour Map of 23 locations and another more detailed map including 57 of the Kingston Peninsula's Historical Sites. The Driving Tour Map includes 23 of the Kingston Peninsula's best-preserved historical buildings and landmarks that are easily accessible and visible form the road. The other map features the complete list of all of Kingston Peninsula Heritage's known heritage sites. We do not recommend the map of 57 sites, as it may be time-consuming and not all the homeowners are welcome to visitors, but it could be broken up into smaller tours or be used for further personal research!


To order a picnic lunch from 1810 Carter House Tea Room, call 506-832-2902 one hour before your desired pick-up!

Driving Tour Map

This Map includes 23 of the Kingston Peninsula's best-preserved historical buildings and landmarks that are easily accessible and visible form the road.

Kingston Peninsula's Historical Sites

The above map features the complete list of all of Kingston Peninsula Heritage's known heritage sites. Our map of 57 sites may be broken up into smaller tours or used for further personal research!

We ask that when viewing private residences to respect the property and privacy of the homeowners. Please adhere to provincial social distancing regulations while on the driving tour.

Built Heritage Audio Tour

Have our Built Heritage Audio Tour accompany you on your drive with vivid descriptions of our community's history!

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Driving Tour Written Directions

Follow the map to pinpoint the exact location of the heritage sites!

Begin at the bottom of Peter's Hill Road with site number one.

Turn left off of Peter's Hill Road onto Ganong Road.

Turn right off of Ganong Road onto Whiting's Lane, then, turn left off of Whiting's Lane onto Route 850.

Follow Route 850 until you reach the four way intersection beside the general school and church, then turn right and take the 850 to Long Reach.

Follow Route 850 to the end of the peninsula to visit Harding's Point Cemetery. From here, turn around and go back the way you came until you reach a right turn onto Route 845.

Follow Route 845 until you cross the covered bridge, after which you may stay on the 845, or take Pipertown Road as a crossroad to cut several kilometers off of your trip.

Stay on the 845, or return to it after taking Pipertown Road, and follow it to Reeds Point, where the tour will conclude.

Please drive safely, and enjoy the beautiful sights that the Kingston Peninsula has to offer.

Acknowledgements

The production of the tour began with Rivers Keirstead in 2020, continued in 2021 by Hannah Kindred, and is currently being worked on by Emma Giberson.

We would like to thank volunteer and printing specialist Maggie Macleod for her help in formatting and producing our printed maps, as well as Select Printing & Signs Ltd. for their contributions.

Young Canada Works and the National Trust for Canada