Self Guided Historic Walking Tour of Stonewall - Quarry Park
From the 1880s to the 1960s the limestone quarries were the economic lifeblood of this community. Today, the quarries are silent, but their legacy remains in the kilns that tower over this park, and the town itself. In this tour we will learn the story of these quarries, beginning with the formation of the limestone beneath your feet some 450 million years ago, and moving on to tell the stories of the people who worked here, the techniques and technologies they used, and the economic forces they contended with. This tour takes a circuit around Stonewall Quarry Park, beginning at the Stonewall Quarry Park Heritage Arts Centre and concluding at nearby Kinsmen Lake, which was once a part of these quarries. NOTE: Some of the photos recreated for this tour are rough approximations of the location of the original photo and not the exact right spot.
This event is free.
On This Spot
On This Spot guides people on a tour back in time, showing & telling the history that surrounds them. On each spot, users will find themselves standing in the footsteps of a photographer who took a historic photo. On site tourists/users can use the built-in camera feature to create their own then-and-photos, which can be shared on social media and saved as a digital souvenir. Selections of these photos are chained together into walking tours that take a deep dive into local history. On This Spot strives to make history engaging, educational, and accessible to all with a focus on easy to use features and a succinct writing style. The aim is to create an intuitive user experience that provides historical unparalleled depth without overwhelming or confusing users.