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Rideau Heritage Route
* Bellevue House National Historic Site        Tel: (613) 545 - 8666
35 Centre St., Kingston, ON, K7L 4E5
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Bellevue House was once the home of Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada's first prime minister. Staffed by costumed interpreters, the house & gardens are kept much as they would have been at the time that Macdonald lived here with his wife and infant son.
* Classic Theatre Festival        Tel: (877) 283 - 1283
54 Beckwith St. E., Perth, ON, K7H 1B6
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Ottawa Valley's professional summer theatre festival presents the Classic hits of Broadway & the London stage. 2014 season: Neil Simon's "Come Blow Your Horn," July 11 to August 3, and Frederick Knott's "Dial M for Murder" August 8-31
* Fort Henry National Historic Site of Canada        Tel: (613) 542 - 7388
1 Fort Henry Dr., Kingston, ON, K7L 4V8
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Fort Henry is one of Canada's most dynamic, performance-based heritage attractions, offering interactive daily programs from May to September. Daily Garrison Parade at 3:00pm, Sunset Ceremonies Wednesday evening in July and August.
* Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve        Tel: (613) 659 - 4824
19 Reynolds Rd., Lansdowne, ON, K0E 1L0
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With its geological origins dating back 1 billions years, the 2,700- square-kilometre, UNESCO-designated biosphere – much of it surrounding the southern half of the Rideau waterway – is characterized by its rocky outcrops, rivers and marshes.
* Heritage Mica Days at Murphys Point Provincial Park        Tel: (613) 267 - 5340
2243 Elm Grove Rd., Perth, ON, K7H 3C7
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Heritage Mica Days at Murphy's Point Provincial Park. Celebrate the history of the mica miners from 1908! Join us underground in the Silver Queen Mine, take to the mine trail in the dark for a Spirit Walk.
* Lockmaster's House Museum       
1724 Chaffey's Lock Rd., Elgin, ON, K0G 1E0
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Lockmaster’s House Museum (Chaffeys Locks) Built in 1844 for the lockmaster of the day, this beautifully restored building is now a museum depicting the storied history of the Rideau Canal and the thriving hamlet of Chaffeys Lock.
* Lyndhurst Stone Arch Bridge        Tel: (613) 387 - 3847
Lyndhurst, ON, K0E 1N0
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Built in 1856-57, this picturesque bridge, still in use, is the oldest stone bridge in Ontario and unique for its three-span arch through which flow the waters of Lyndhurst Creek.
* Matheson House- Perth Museum        Tel: (613) 267 - 1947
11 Gore St. E., Perth, ON, K7H 1H9
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In the heart of downtown Perth is this beautiful sandstone mansion built by Roderick Matheson, a Scottish-born veteran of the War of 1812. Today it's a history museum with four furnished period rooms.
* Merrickville & District Historical Society Walking Tour       
Merrickville, ON, K0G 1N0
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Purchase a walking tour booklet at the Blockhouse Museum or from downtown merchants and search out 21 of the village's outstanding 19th- century heritage homes and public buildings.
* Murney Tower Museum & National Historic Site        Tel: (613) 544 - 9925
King St. W at Barrie St., Kingston, ON
One of the finest Martello Towers in North America, now part of Ontario’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built in 1846, it served as military housing for 40+ years. Three floors display a collection of 19th century military and domestic artifacts.
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