“As you follow the lantern of your costumed guide through the city streets, let the reality of Pembroke’s dark past envelope you….. Thoroughly enjoy a highly entertaining rendition of Pembroke’s ghastly true crime tales, ghosts and grisly gallows, historical buildings and memorable characters of a bygone era, still eager to share their lives…”
COLD CASE FILES, GHOSTS, MURDER, CONFESSION, DISEASE EPIDEMICS, JAIL BREAKS, HANGINGS AND SO MUCH MORE…
Pembroke Haunted History walking tour is a rollicking – and incredibly interesting – evening of history and fun.
DURATION: about 2 hours
THIS TOUR: Beginning with the oldest home in the area and two of Pembroke’s most notorious cold case files, this tour takes you on a voyage of discovery into the dark side of Pembroke’s past. Enthralling true stories (one of them interconnecting), amazing tidbits, chills and thrills with lots of laughs await you as you stop by heritage homes, a historic school, synagogue, first Protestant hospital, Grey Gables Manor, Booth House, Wesley United Church, finishing at the Renfrew County Courthouse and historic jail. You will learn a lot, you will laugh a lot, and you will never view history – or your life – in the same way again.
CONSIDER: booking a tour during a weekday if possible, because then you can enjoy an inside look at the courthouse & amazing 1867 historic jail cells at the end of the tour. Consider co-workers, neighbours, visiting family, treating your staff, family reunions, etc.
WHERE: Tours begin at 400 Pembroke St. across the street from Dairy Queen in the Service Ontario parking lot – please park vehicles against the BUILDING side of the lot (not along Pembroke St.). Admission will be paid in the 10 minutes before the tour; cash only, HST included.
TO RESERVE: call Treena at 613-635-7281 (maximum about 30 people)
***Neither your guide nor her company are responsible for any injuries or accidents that may occur during Pembroke History tours.
Rave reviews for Pembroke Haunted History walking tour:
The Ottawa Sun : “designed to spook and educate…Hein is a natural-born researcher…”
The North Renfrew Times: “…a must-do adventure for those who want to discover Pembroke’s dark past…Buildings of significance are an important part of the tour…”
The Petawawa Post: “well researched factual tales of spine-tingling suspense, murder, hangings and documented ghost stories…All tour commentary is based on extensive research…”
The Ottawa Valley Tourist Association (Marie White): “It was really fun and spooky… I had nightmares! It reminded me of ‘Murder She Wrote’ – a great set of stories that all come together in the end…I liked the way the stories were told, with sensitivity. You can tell you really care about these families…I loved this tour – the architecture, the stories, the history – wow!”
Mark Lachance, Memorialist: “I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the time…You have obviously done meticulous research into this city’s dark past and you also have an uncanny ability to convey the mood in your stories with just the right words.”
Mayor of Pembroke Ed Jacyno: “It truly opened my eyes to buildings and places that we pass daily…”
Upper Ottawa Valley Geneaological Group newsletter: “The tour was enjoyed by all and given our ‘stamp of approval’… “
Jack from Pembroke: “Great tour and great performance.”
Patty from Kingston: “I had a ball. You’re really funny.”
Gerald from Pembroke: “This is your calling.”
Robert from Renfrew: “I wish you’d been my history teacher!”