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Arts and Culture 

Shakespeare's Gardens

Stroll the banks of the St. Lawrence River amongst the beautiful gardens featuring many plants and flowers from famous Shakespearean plays. Located a few short steps away from the Sandra S. Lawn Harbour & Marina and adjacent to the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival amphitheatre, guests can stroll along the waterfront promenade and enjoy a great view!  Also accessible by car or boat, the gardens now extend to the new RiverWalk Park, and are just steps away from shops, pubs, restaurants, and Fort Wellington National Historic Site.

Public washrooms available 8 am to 8 pm at the Sandra S. Lawn Harbour & Marina.

Nestled alongside the 148-slip Sandra S. Lawn Harbour & Marina, Shakespeare's Gardens are a signature stop along the Shakespeare's Gardens - Garden Trail.   

Canada 150 Garden Destination Certifiacte of Recognition

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.

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 SocietyPrescott Railway Station (Grand Trunk) National Historic Site of Canada

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. 

Located at 500 Railway Ave. Prescott, Ontario, the Grenville County Historical Society resides in the former Prescott Grand Trunk Railway (GTR) Station, now a designated National Historic Site of Canada.  

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