UPPER CANADA VILLAGE HOSTS ACCESSIBLE HISTORY WEEKEND
Morrisburg, Ontario – As a living history site, Upper Canada Village offers a rich multisensory environment. The smell of bread baking at the Bakery, the sound of the hammer ringing on the anvil at the Blacksmith’s shop, the feel of tangled wool fleece at the Woollen Mill are just a sampling of experiences that make the Village accessible to and fun for everyone. The Accessible History weekend on July 8 and 9 is for people who are blind or partially sighted, deaf or have hearing loss or who have limited mobility. Activities will allow the Village’s skilled interpretive staff to enrich your visit and cater to your needs.
Special tours and services will be available all weekend including:
- Virtual tours of second floors at the Woollen Mill, Grist Mill, Cook’s Tavern, Pastor’s, Crysler Hall, Physician’s, Dressmaker’s and Loucks Farm House
- Braille map available at Admissions
- All terrain wheelchairs (upon request at Admissions, first-come, first-served)
- Wheel-chair accessible horse-drawn wagon rides: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
- Wheel-chair accessible miniature train rides: 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
ASL (American Sign Language) and Tactile Tours
(Start at the Discovery Centre unless otherwise noted; approximately 30 - 45 minutes in length)
|10:00 a.m.||Tactile Tour – A 19th Century Textile Factory - Woollen Mill|
|10:15 a.m.||ASL Tour – A Progressive 19th Century Farm – Loucks Farm, house & garden|
|11:15 a.m.||Tactile Tour – 19th Century Trades - Blacksmith Shop|
|1:00 p.m.||Tactile Tour – 1860s Clothing – Costuming Department|
|1:30 p.m.||Tactile Tour – Meet the Farm Animals – Loucks Farm|
|1:45 p.m.||ASL Tour – 19th Century Taverns, Churches & Homes – Cook’s Tavern, Christ Church, Robertson House|
|2:15 p.m.||Tactile Tour – A 19th Century Kitchen Garden - Loucks Kitchen Garden|
|3:15 p.m.||ASL Tour –19th Century Water-powered Mills - Sawmill and Grist Mill|
|4:00 p.m.||Tactile Experience - Meet the Melodeon – Providence Church (Pocket talker available)|
The many facets of Upper Canada Village make it ideally suited to provide a rich experience that engages all of the senses. The Accessible History weekend provides a great opportunity to enjoy the Village in a heightened multi-sensory experience. Our team is very experienced in responding to various needs and look forward to maximizing access to Upper Canada Village to a diverse audience.” – Tracey Ogilby, Acting Manager, Upper Canada Village
For group visits, reservations are required and can be made with the Customer Service team by calling 613-543-4328 or 800-437-2233. Questions about the tours should be directed to Sarah Edwards, Supervisor of Domestic, Youth and Education Programs 613-543-3704 extension 2234 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All tours and programs are included in the regular Upper Canada Village admission rates. Adult (13-64 yrs) $19.95; Senior Citizen (65 yrs+) $18.95; Student (13-17 yrs) $15.95; Youth (6-12 yrs) $12.95; Children 5 years and younger are free. Group rates are available with a minimum of 15 people. An extra fee is charged for the Miniature Train ride.
- The St. Lawrence Parks Commission, an agency of the Government of Ontario, operates facilities in 16 municipalities stretching from Kingston to the Quebec border, including Upper Canada Village, Fort Henry National Historic Site of Canada (and a UNESCO World Heritage Site), Crysler Park Marina, Upper Canada Golf Course, Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary and 12 campgrounds and beach day-use picnic areas including the Long Sault and 1000 Islands Parkway.
- Upper Canada Village is located at 13740 County Road 2, Morrisburg, approximately 30 minutes west of Cornwall, 90 minutes west of Montreal and northwest of Watertown, New York and 75 minutes southeast of Ottawa and east of Kingston, Exit 758 off Highway 401.
Susan Le Clair
Manager, Customer Service & Corporate Communications
St. Lawrence Parks Commission
TEL 613-543-3704 extension 2496