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Address: County Road 18, (The King's Road) | South Glengarry, Cornwall, Ontario K0C 2J0, Canada
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historic ruins of a church where the local regiment was raised

If you have any interest in the local history, then this is a good place to visit. The ruins are on the site of the location where the local infantry regiment was raised in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
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Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

It a church that burned down and never got rebuilt. I liked taking a look at the stone work construction. There is a cast iron church bell that fell down during the fire to see. I liked that it didn't cost much to visit .

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

If you have any interest in the local history, then this is a good place to visit. The ruins are on the site of the location where the local infantry regiment was raised in the early part of the 19th century. On a good day, you might catch a piper playing a pibroch...

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Cornwall, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I mean this is not like Disneyworld or anything like that... but it is a hidden pearl in the middle of nowhere. It is packed with history and tells a story. I wish that the stories were written somewhere on the walls though with explanations and all. But even without that, there is a story to be understood that the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Interesting place to visit when in the area. Old church (1821) which burned down in 1970 was nicely restored and opened for visitors.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Was not aware we had these kinds of ruins in Canada. Quite special and well maintained after all. Very nice historical landmark. And not far from main roads. Good place for pictures.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Fascinating how well the ruins after the fire yrs ago have been preserved-in a beautiful natural setting .Great pace to take pics .

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

It is actually beautiful. It is fairly easy to find, it is on County Route 18 about 1 mile West of county route 34.

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Cornwall, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Bring your lunch, spend some time in the quiet countryside. Historical landmark. Sitting inside thr ruins on the benches provided by the church will bring you peace and serenity. The original bell is still present. Many families take memorable pictures on the ruins property. The historical society has done a spectacular job maintaining the ruins.

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Cornwall, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

My relatives had their wedding pictures taken there, and you couldn't ask for a better spot. It's well-maintained and very quiet. I've been there on other occasions just to take pictures and enjoy the architecture. Also, interesting cemetery at the back for those who like to wander. Worth the short drive from Cornwall!

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Cornwall, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I was in this church before it burn several times. It was a beautiful church atop a hill over looking the country side. The ruins are a reminder of what was and to me the importance of this church in the farming community.

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