10 Things to Do in Prescott That You Shouldn't Miss

October 4, 2017 Emerita Lamoureux

Discover the best top things to do in Prescott, Canada including Fort Wellington, King's Lock Craft Distillery, The Blue Church, Windmill Brewery, Battle of the Windmills Historic Site, Shakespeare Gardens, Prescott Lighthouse, Forwarders' Museum, Brockville Museum, Prescott Heritage Harbour Lighthouse.
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1. Fort Wellington

370 Vankoughnet Street, Prescott, Ontario K0E 1T0, Canada +1 613-925-2896
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4.5 based on 107 reviews

Fort Wellington

Parks Canada protects and presents the cultural heritage and integrity of Fort Wellington on behalf of all Canadians. Open to the public, the fort tells unique and authentic stories, from the War of 1812 up until the First World War, by facilitating real and inspiring visitor experiences. Costumed historical interpreters engage visitors through interpretive talks, presentations and period demonstrations such as cooking over an open fire, rifle and cannon firings, period crafts and games. Special events take place throughout the year and education programs entertain school age children from the area and as far away as Toronto, Ottawa and Kingston. Currently, visitors begin their visit at the Visitor Centre, enjoying exhibits and an orientation video. Visitors then follow the path to the historic site where interpretive staff dressed as soldiers and wives of soldiers bring the site to life. The Barracks Store Gift Shop specializes in merchandise including local arts and crafts, souvenirs, historical publications, period games and clothing. The Prescott Heritage River Trail is a walking trail running along the St. Lawrence for the length of the Fort property. This scenic trail is enhanced with interpretive panels exploring the history of the property and the use of the river as a transhipment route.

Reviewed By Robby G C - Toronto, Canada

As it was the 150th birthday of Canada we were able to enter for free to this fort. They had lots of displays inside, as well as in the fort.
Some people were able to bring up a vessel that was under water for at least 200 years. It was quite amazing to see this. They explained in all details how they were able to save this boat.
This fort covered every topic possible: The Fenians, The War of 1812 and way more.They did an attractive job!
Once we entered in the fort we were greeted by a soldier. She was very nice and gave us all the information about this fort. She was very good as our guideand made everything interesting.
We saw the officer's housing. It was luxurious. They even had their own restroom! All the other soldiers had to use the restrooms where at least 12 people could do their needs.
If the fort was under attack, everyone would enter the inner fort. Yes there are two forts, the outer one and the inner one. That was very interesting. At the top floor soldiers could fire on the enemy quite easily.
The soldiers lived all in one room. Soldiers and their wife could sleep together. Kids had to sleep under the bed of their parents on the hard floor. There were lots of blankets hanging between beds for more privacy, which was quite hard to do.
The view from the fort was also worthwhile!
I enjoyed exploring everything in this fort. It was quite worthwhile to see a fort from the older days. I learned a lot here. Wow!

2. King's Lock Craft Distillery

5 Newport Dr, Johnstown, Ontario K0E 1T1, Canada +1 613-704-2529
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

King's Lock Craft Distillery

Small Batch Craft Distillery specializing in Certified Organic Vodka, Rye, Gin and Moonshine (a rum and an international medal winner!!) We offer tastes and tours - you can even see the operation from windows in retail. We are also available in select LCBOs - check our website!

Reviewed By AmyMahon - Guangzhou, China

A wonderful new Craft Distillery located minutes up the road from Prescott, Ontario.
Joe in the tasting room offered us a wealth of information on their distilling practices & principles and gave us a tour of the distillery and it's gorgeous 2000 L copper pot still. Then to top it off we were able to sample their amazing organic spirits. They have their products for sale in their tasting room if you are interested in purchasing, as well as some nice apparel. I highly suggest a visit to this Distillery!

3. The Blue Church

Highway 2 and County Road 31, Prescott, Ontario, Canada +1 610-544-3122
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4 based on 23 reviews

The Blue Church

Reviewed By canadatrinidad - Toronto, Canada

We had an amazing time see part of our history in Ontario. It was picturesque to see the church at by the St Lawence River
The address is 1512 Blue Church Road, Prescott K0E 1T0.Directions:To find the Blue Church, exit Highway 401 at the Prescott Domville exit, #716, and travel South towards the St. Lawrence river. Turn right on King Street and follow this road west to the Blue Church, which you’ll see on the right, 3 miles
(approx. 10 Kms) outside Prescott.

4. Windmill Brewery

5 Newport Dr, Johnstown, Ontario, Canada +1 613-349-1493
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Windmill Brewery

Reviewed By Ian B - Cornwall, Canada

A great find. A combination bakery, brewery and distillery, who needs more? Terrific giant cookies, fresh, clean, unfiltered pilsner beer and a friendly liquor tasting bar featuring handcrafted white whisky, white-lightening, vodka and gin. Well worth a stop. I liked it so much, my friend and I visited twice in one afternoon!

5. Battle of the Windmills Historic Site

Windmill Point Road, Prescott, Ontario K0E 1T0, Canada +1 613-925-2896
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3.5 based on 41 reviews

Battle of the Windmills Historic Site

Reviewed By Robby G C - Toronto, Canada

I was impressed how well documented this battle was. There were numerous info about this battle. To make it short, in those days there were people who wanted to be free from the British rule, but most Canadians were for the British rule.
On November 1838, 190 men landed and took over the windmill, which is now a lighthouse. Their goal was ro rake over the British rule.
The locals though remained loyal.
Within days British naval vessels attacked the windmill and besieged the mill. The British did little damage on the mill.
The insurgents saw no way to escape and they surrendered.
There was even a lot of info inside the lighthouse and we could visit it all for free. However, we could not go to the very top.
I enjoyed my time here and saw in my mind this battle that led nowhere. At least Canada remained peaceful, that's what the people of our land wanted.

6. Shakespeare Gardens

191 Water St, Prescott, Ontario K0E 1T0, Canada +1 613-925-2812
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5 based on 3 reviews

Shakespeare Gardens

Reviewed By Robby G C - Toronto, Canada

We had walked all around the marina and now we were going back to our car. We decided to take another route and that's how we found this lovely park named Shakespeare Gardens. It was so beautiful. As the weather was hot, it felt good to be in the shade of trees and plants. There are numerous attractive flowers here! Wow!
At times we could see the marina as well.
I certainly enjoyed my walk in this park, it was quite worthwhile.

7. Prescott Lighthouse

Water Street East, Prescott, Ontario, Canada
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4 based on 5 reviews

Prescott Lighthouse

Reviewed By Robby G C - Toronto, Canada

This lighthouse is unique. From the back, it looks like an every day lighthouse. From the front we notice that they sell ice-cream and it's quite good.
The lighthouse still looks like when it was built in the 1900.
It's quite attractive with its white painting and at the top being red. We can see it from far!
If you would like an ice-cream cone, here it is! Enjoy this worthwhile ice-cream!

8. Forwarders' Museum

Water Street & Centre Street, Prescott, Ontario, Canada
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3.5 based on 6 reviews

Forwarders' Museum

Reviewed By Dennis B - Ottawa, ON

This is a small museum housed in an historical building formerly used by those who transferred goods from Bateau arriving from Montreal to larger ships going up river and to the Great Lakes. The building also houses the town tourist information office.
There are many items that reflect life of the late 18th and 19th century. The museum is free and worth the stop.

9. Brockville Museum

5 Henry St, Brockville, Ontario K6V 6M4, Canada +1 613-342-4397
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4.5 based on 29 reviews

Brockville Museum

A visit to the Brockville Museum offers a glimpse into the social and industrial history of Ontario's first incorporated town. Through a variety of thematic and interpretive exhibits, the Brockville Museum shares the stories of the people who have shaped this waterfront community for over 200 years. The museum is housed (partially) in a mid-19th century home on the Downtown Brockville Waterfront, adjacent to the Brock Trail. It opened in 1981 and has since grown both as a fixture in the community, as a tourist attraction, and in the programs, exhibits, and museum services that it provides. When visiting the museum, you will be greeted by our volunteers, who are happy to share our community with you. While you tour the galleries you will have the chance to explore Brockville's history at your leisure. Exhibits focus on the themes: "Made in Brockville", "The People of Brockville", and "Brockville's River & Rail Story". Admission is by donation. Hope to see you soon!

Reviewed By Robby G C - Toronto, Canada

We arrived at this lovely museum 25 minutes before they would close. The clerk was so nice. She told us everything about this museum and told us: "Don't hurry. Enjoy your time here."
We found everything possible about the town of Brockville. All displays were well done and they covered several locals and their endeavors.
There were even old cars and a hearse. We learned all about the politicians, industries, weather. War of 1812 and many more.
I liked the paintings on the walls where the stairs were.
We learned a lot about Brockville. I do applaud that clerk that gave us extra time to explore that museum. Thank you so much. It's worthwhile to visit this museum to understand what this town went through. Wow!

10. Prescott Heritage Harbour Lighthouse

Centre Street & Water Street West, Prescott, Ontario, Canada
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4 based on 3 reviews

Prescott Heritage Harbour Lighthouse

Reviewed By Julie L

A great place to visit, great view, neat to see the lens used. Steep climb. They sell disgusting Nestle ice cream and they should change to an ethical ice cream supplier, since it is run by the local Rotary chapter and it is supposed to be a humanitarian organization.

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