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Address: County Road 18, (The King's Road) | South Glengarry, Cornwall, Ontario K0C 2J0, Canada
Phone Number: 6133472247
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A historic location in South Glengarry

A visit to St. Raphael's Ruins is a must if you are in the South Glengarry region. A curator is in place during the summer months to guide and explain the happenings at the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Anne L
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A visit to St. Raphael's Ruins is a must if you are in the South Glengarry region. A curator is in place during the summer months to guide and explain the happenings at the Ruins. You may catch a wedding party or two if you happen to visit on a Saturday as this is favoured wedding photo location.

Thank Anne L
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So this is a church that was burnt down. this is a must see but not in the winter. They don't really plow the snow around there. You really see its beauty in any other season.

Thank Casandra P
Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Three opera singers with quartet were performing on the day of our visit so it was very impressive! Wonderful sound!

Thank cbell80
Kingston, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

There is so much history in this area and St. Raphael's has a part to play in that. This is well worth the stop if you are in the area. There are also musical events held there over the summer making it a unique venue.

Thank ktownfoodie1
St. Marys, Canada
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

It is about a 20 minute drive outside of Cornwall. Well worth the drive. Very scenic and peaceful. Cemetery there with parishioners from the early founding days of the church(1800's) Parish is still there in a new building beside the burnt down church which I was not aware of when I went there. Concerts are held at this site as... More 

Thank tony2540
Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Worth the drive to see...would love to go to a concert here! It reminded me of seeing the ruins of monasteries and abbeys in the U-K.

Thank DigbyToast
Guelph, Canada
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24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

The church was originally built in 1802 serving many parishioners in the area. This part of Ontario is rich in history. This building has a spirtual feel and is a great photography site.. There's lots of lovely ancient tombstones to look at.

Thank Rachel S
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193 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Ruins of an old Church that burned down in 1970. The walls that remain standing are very impressive. It must have been a very nice big Church. The devastation of the fire can be seen on the bell parltly melted. Worth a stop.

1 Thank PAC168
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17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

It's a very beautiful place to visit. Makes for wonderful pics as well. Free parking and free to visit. Do not mistaken it for a fun attraction though ;)

3 Thank Julia D
montreal quebec canada
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50 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

It's a shell of an old church on a nice country road, with high walls, and no roof. The bell is displayed on the ground. If you want to go and have a peaceful quiet time to think about life, go for it. Good place for taking some photos.

1 Thank rickandjudie

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