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Two Days in Cornwall: History, art, music, Oh My!

There is so much history and culture in Cornwall and the SDG Counties,  and this escape tries to cram as much as possible into two wonderful days. It includes an overnight stay at one of Ontario’s oldest inns and a visit to an award winning, one-of-a-kind art exhibit. So, grab your culture crew and start exploring.


Begin your escape by adding some life to your 2-step at the Glengarry Celtic Music Hall of Fame. In addition to recognizing inductees, you will also discover a collection of memorabilia pertinent to the music and culture of the SDG Counties.

Continue on the Celtic path with a visit to the St. Raphael’s Catholic Church Ruins, one of the earliest Roman Catholic churches in English-speaking Canada, consumed by fire in 1970. Fortunately, the outer walls were spared and its impressive scale and fine masonry work make it a worth while exploration.

Shift your adventure to a more hands on approach by creating something beautiful at the Priest’s Mill Arts Centre. Book your session and leave with your very own custom blown glass piece.

Settle in at Auberge Chesley’s Inn. Originally built in 1814, it is filled with history and culture making it the perfect accommodation choice for culturati.

Spend your evening taking in a show at the historical Port Theatre. Watch their schedule to find a musical, comedic or other performance that is right for you and plan your trip accordingly.


Ease into day 2 with a visit to Cailuan Art Gallery where you can enjoy a variety of beautiful and thought-provoking exhibits curated by local artists.

If you are looking for a little Keep your mind engaged at Rush Hour Escapes and try your problem-solving skills in one of the two brand new challenging escape rooms.

All your efforts are sure to work up an appetite, so engage your taste buds with a visit to Cat House Gregors. Enjoy diner style favorites and Thai specialties, using fresh ingredients in a bright and colourful atmosphere.

Next sip away the afternoon at Stone Crop Acres. Enjoy a tour, a sampling and even some entertainment on select eveningsand weekends. Check their website for performer schedules.

Complete your cultural adventure with a visit to award winning Pumpkinferno at Upper Canada Village. Witness the one-of-a-kind showcase of thousands of carefully carved pumpkins, placed in numerous displays, all telling a story through art.

This 2-day culture adventure will take you through scenic rural roads including part of the Heritage Parkway. Enjoy the waterfront views, the open fields and the fall colours while exploring the culture of Cornwall and the SDG Counties.