The Oakville Historical Society is offering you an opportunity to take a walk through some of the town's oldest homes and learn about the history of this beautiful community. The end of summer walk is led by long time Oakville residents, who are generally descendants of founding Oakville families, who will help usher you back to the days when Oakville was just beginning around 1827.
This Labour Day, get out and enjoy the homes and buildings of the Trafalgar Road Heritage Conservation District. This is your chance to learn a little bit more about Oakville's historical heritage including: Trafalgar - a wood plank toll road; the Great Fire of 1866 that sent flaming kerosene all the way down the Sixteen to the harbour; the connection between the Temperance movement - and Tim Horton's; the Underground Railway connection; The Hamilton Radial Railway...and more.
This tour will last roughly 2 hours and will involve a fair bit of walking, so make sure you wear comfortable footwear. You will begin the tour at St. John's United Church, 262 Randall Street and will finish at the same church, where tea and light refreshments will be served.
September 3 - 2:00pm
Cost: $10 per adult, $5 per child, 25 family
Payment can be made in cash only and is payable at the beginning of the walk.
Reservations are requested as spots fill up quickly. Call 905-844-2695 to add your name to the list. They will notify you by phone if your walk has been cancelled due to bad weather.