Sir John Johnson House ir John Johnson House, settled along the banks of the Raisin River, is one of the oldest homes in Ontario. This five-bay Georgian-style log house was constructed for Sir John Johnson between 1784 and 1792.
Currently, the east wing houses the Williamstown library and the west wing is operated by the Sir John Johnson Manor House Committee. The Committee has a curator on duty for the summer Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and also on holiday Mondays. This attraction also contains the old land records of the county and church records, and is located in the west wing and is accessible to the public. Bethune Thompson House This dwelling nestled on the banks of the Raisin River in Williamstown is one of the oldest in Ontario. The architectural style and artifacts adorning the premises such as pipe stems, bowls and a George III halfpenny token attest its historical roots. In 1977, the Ontario Heritage Foundation purchased the Bethune Thompson House.
Viewing hours during the summer are Sunday 1-5 pm. For more information contact 613-347-7192.
St. Raphael’s Ruins A cairn at the site of the ruins in St. Raphael’s commemorates Father MacDonell’s establishment of the Glengarry Light Infantry, which gamely fought in 14 battles during the War of 1812. Construction of the exquisite stone church was completed in 1821. A fiery inferno ravaged the structure in August, 1970, but the ruins, remain a fine example of neo-classic design. The ruins also serve as a backdrop to the Galarama, an annual fun day event that takes place around the ruins every year in late July. The Galarama features live music, games and lots of food. You can find St. Raphael’s on SDG 18 just west of SDG 34 at the Brown House Corner.
SSports Hall of Fame Glengarry Sports Hall of Fame, located in Maxville, was founded in 1978 to commemorate the achievements of local athletes. Six athletes are inducted annually. In addition to permanent displays, the hall features a soccer room. The Hall is open to the public from mid-May until Labour Day weekend. For details, visit www.glengarrysports.com or call 613-527-1044.
The annual Manor House Social at the Sir John Johnson House