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Attractions

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Arts and Culture 

Fort Town Concert Association 
The Fort Town Concert Association (FTCA) is a voluntary community effort with a mission to mount classical music concerts of professional quality in rural Eastern Ontario. The Association also seeks to encourage music appreciation in a younger audience by making concert presentations in schools and offering free evening tickets to children under twelve. 

From the beginning, the FTCA has partnered with Jeunesses Musicales of Canada (JMC) to bring in young professional musicians, and over the years it has showcased the world-class talents of Ofra Harnoy, Russell Braun, James Ehnes, The Gryphon Trio, Lara and Scott St. John, Maureen Forrester, and Stewart Goodyear, among a great many others. 

Since its inception, the FTCA has enjoyed a facility partnership with the St Andrew's Presbyterian Church. The church's superb acoustics offer an intimate setting for performances, with an abundance of free parking on Prescott's quiet streets.

For more information please consult: www.ftca.ca
 Shakespeare's Gardens

Stroll the banks of the St. Lawrence River amongst the beautiful gardens featuring flowers, plants and quotations from the bard's many works. Sheakespeare's Gardens are enjoyed by locals, tourists and horticultural enthusiasts alike. 


Shakespeare's Gardens feature an outdoor amphitheatre (home to the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival), ice cream shoppe lightouse & visitor centre, and flora and fauna featured in the bard's works. 

Nestled alongside the 148-slip Sandra S. Lawn Harbour & Marina, Shakespeare's Gardens are a signature stop along the 1000 Islands - Rideau Canal Garden Trail.  To learn more about the "Garden Experience Winner" trail, click here


Shop and dine nearby in the historic downtown RiverWalk District, or simply take in the picturesque waterfront views.

St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival 
The St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival fulfills a key role in the artistic life of the region. The unique riverside setting combined with the high quality of the performances has set the Town of Prescott apart for its ability to offer a unique theatrical experience.

Working with the local community, the festival provides diverse audiences with an inspirational and accessible theatre experience of the highest professional standard.

Join us in the summer months of July and August to enjoy an artistic experience like no other! For more information, please visit the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival website.
South Grenville Guild of Fine Arts 
The South Grenville Guild of Fine Art currently has 26 members who pursue their interests in various forms of art. Some of the popular mediums are painting (oils, watercolour, acrylics, pastels, collage and mixed media), photography, pottery and calligraphy.


The Guild endeavours to foster the appreciation and development of visual art in the community. It holds a well-received annual show each spring at the MERC Hall in Maitland, exhibits at the Brockville Arts Centre and occasionally at venues around the Town of Prescott.

The South Grenville Guild of Fine Arts has made its permanent home at the Prescott Public Library. The artwork is changed periodically and can be found above the bookshelves throughout the library.  If you have any questions concerning any of the art work, please come into the Library and check the labels. Artist's information is on display with the work. 

Each year, the Guild donates an art book to one of several local libraries in the region, to continue to foster artistic interests and development. Meetings are held monthly to exchange views, critique member's work, and participate in a variety of artistic activities.


You can find more information about the South Grenville Guild of Fine Art on their website.

 Summer Concert Series 
For over 30 years, a dedicated group of volunteers have hosted the Summer Concert Series.

With support from the Town of Prescott, this organization has hosted a large variety of musical genres and talent from all over the region. Every Sunday in the months of July and August, many from the community and tourists alike, gather at the Kinsman Amphitheatre to enjoy great music and a riverfront ambiance.

Summer Concert Series Schedule 

History & Heritage 

 Fort Wellington National Historic Site
Fort Wellington was built during the War of 1812 to defend the St. Lawrence River shipping route from attack by the United States and later helped thwart another American invasion during the 1837-38 Upper and Lower Canada rebellions.

Visitors can explore the wreck of an 1812-era gunboat, try on a costume, take part in military drill, witness a cannon firing, savour period treats cooked over an open fire, or play games from long ago.

Visit Fort Wellington's website for more information.

 Grenville County Historical Society
The Grenville County Historical Society & Archival Resource Centre has been supplying Grenville County with its historical records since 1960. The organization has operated from the old Grand Trunk Railway Station at 500 Railway Avenue since 2007, and prior to that from  Crane House, Homewood Museum, and the Municipal Building. 


For more information on the Grenville County Historical Society please visit their website.

 Self-Guided Walking Tour
 

Sports & Recreation 

 Prescott Curling Club
 
 Prescott Golf Club
 
 Prescott Lawn Bowling Club
 
 Prescott Tennis Club
 

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