Macaulay Heritage Park

Macaulay Heritage Park is an attractive historic site featuring many points of interest: Macaulay House, built in 1830 and restored to the mid-1850s; the historic former Church of St. Mary Magdalene, now a museum; the old St. Mary Magdalene Parish Cemetery; Heritage Gardens and the Carriage House. Together they comprise beautiful parkland for visitors to enjoy.

Reverend William Macaulay was originally sent to this area as a missionary. In 1823 he organized the Parish of Hallowell, donating the land for the church and paying for much of its construction from his own personal wealth. Reverend Macaulay’s contributions to the community were not only spiritual, but civic—dispersing his property for the construction of both a school and a courthouse; the latter has been in use since 1831.

Macaulay was also instrumental in the naming of the town of Picton.

Macaulay Heritage Park welcomes:

Many of the museum’s artifacts have been digitized and shared online.

 
On Exhibit

"The County Canadiana Gallery" - opening May 20, 2017

Macaulay Heritage Park presents a special gallery highlighting artifacts that complement Canada's 150th Anniversary commemorations.  A special photographic component, entitled "Then, Now...Oh Wow" has been curated by the Grades 6,7,8 Class at Sonrise Christian Academy in Picton. It showcases some of the County's most intriguing architectural heritage.

 

Virtual Exhibit: “Dutch Heritage in Prince Edward County”


Upcoming Events

Special admission rates may apply.

 

Wassail by Candlelight

November 18, 25, and December 2 from 1-5 pm

23 Church Street (former St. Mary Magdalene's Church)

Free admission (goodwill offerings appreciated)

Interactive historical vignettes showcasing items from the Museums' collection will enable you to celebrate the holiday season in the style of the Loyalist settlers, the Victorians and those at home during the years of the Second World War. There will be tasty heritage recipes to sample, live music, and plum puddings for sale, as well as a number of costumed characters to greet you. We hope to see you there!

 

Location

23 (Museum) & 35 (House) Church Street, Picton

 

Contact Us

Phone: (613) 476-2148 x2524

Off season: (613) 476-2148 x2521

Email: macmuseum@pecounty.on.ca

Mailing address: 332 Main Street, Picton, ON K0K 2T0