Come explore the heritage of Prince Edward County
Welcome to The County Memory Trail! A simple definition of memory is “one’s ability to retain and recall information and experiences.” Prince Edward County has a collective memory that makes it a wonderful place in which to live, work and play. It is a community that is largely defined by its earliest roots, and thrives because its own unique stories are compelling to visitors and residents alike.
800 kilometers of shoreline and geological phenomenon, like the Sandbanks and Lake-on-the-Mountain, provide spectacular backdrops to tales of the Huron and the Iroquois, the bold adventures of explorer Samuel de Champlain, the relocation of Loyalist refugees following the American Revolution, the growth of a local economy based on maritime and agricultural riches, and the daring feats of rum-runners during the Prohibition years. Even Canada’s renowned first Prime Minister, John A. Macdonald, called this special place “home” for a while.
The Museums of Prince Edward County, along with many other heritage-based organizations, are dedicated to not only preserving this collective memory for future generations, but celebrating it proudly! People visit and stay in Prince Edward County because of its natural charm, its extraordinary restaurants and wineries, its entrepreneurial spirit, its talented artistic community, and woven through it all is a character steeped in history. Come navigate the numerous historical sites and valuable heritage resources this community has to offer. It’s a memory in the making!
The support of the Government of Ontario, through the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, is acknowledged.