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Fall Tours at Mohawk Chapel

Fall Tours at Mohawk Chapel

Her Majesty’s Royal Chapel of the Mohawks is beautiful to see year-round, but during the fall, the autumn foliage decorates the grounds and creates a picture perfect scene. Mohawk Chapel was the first Protestant church in Upper Canada and is now the oldest surviving church in Ontario. This historic landmark offers year-round tours and hosts a number of private and public events each year. This fall and winter, Mohawk Chapel has lined up some exciting tours, including their 235th anniversary celebration.

Historical Graveyard Tours

Celebrate Culture Days at Her Majesty’s Royal Chapel of the Mohawks! Culture Days is a month-long celebration this year, with live and virtual events happening all over Canada. As part of Culture Days, the Historical Graveyard Tours will celebrate the lives of select members of Mohawk Chapel's 200-year-old graveyard. When walking through the grounds you will notice many headstones and monuments, a record of cultural and social history. Mohawk Chapel is also the final resting place of Captain Joseph Brant and his son, John Brant. This tour provides historical facts and highlights individuals’ significant achievements and milestones. The guide will also explain the inspiration and meaning of many gravestone designs and symbols. This is a socially distanced event and masks must be worn inside throughout the duration of the indoor portion.

When:  Friday, October 16, 2020 and Thursday, October 22, 2020

Where: 301 Mohawk St, Brantford

Time:    8:00 p.m.– 9:00 p.m.

Cost:    $15.00 per person / all ages welcome

Limited number of spots available. Pre-register by email at coordinator@mohawkchapel.ca or call 226-387-2612.

Mohawk Chapel’s 235th Anniversary Event

Enjoy a self-guided tour of Mohawk Chapel to commemorate its 235th anniversary. Visit the downstairs exhibit from 12:00 – 3:00p.m. to meet the Chapel historian, Barry Hill, who will be answering your questions and selling and signing copies of his books that tell the history of Mohawk Chapel. There will also be a special service taking place in the Chapel from 3:00 – 4:00p.m. that is open to the public by donation. Masks are mandatory, and must be worn at all times indoors, covering the nose, mouth and chin. Contact tracing and self-assessment checks will be in place, and a hand sanitizing station will be at the front entryway for the convenience of our visitors.

When:  Sunday, November 1, 2020

Where: 301 Mohawk St, Brantford

Time:    12:00 – 4:00p.m.

Cost:    $5.00 per person / all ages welcome

Limited capacities, pre-registration is preferred / walk-ins welcome. Pre-register by email at coordinator@mohawkchapel.ca or call 226-387-2612.

Candlelit Tours

This year, a series of candlelit tours will be held at Mohawk Chapel from October to December, and are sure to spark interest for history lovers and architecture buffs. You will love the unique experience of exploring the grounds at night on a guided tour. Enjoy a stroll along the pathway leading up to Mohawk Chapel, lit with the soft glow of candlelight. Masks are mandatory, and must be worn at all times indoors, covering the nose, mouth and chin. Contact tracing and self-assessment checks will be in place, and a hand sanitizing station will be at the front entryway for the convenience of our visitors.

When:  Saturday, November 14, 2020 and Saturday, December 5, 2020

Where: 301 Mohawk St, Brantford

Time:    3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Cost:    $10.00 per person / all ages welcome

Limited number of spots available. Pre-register by email at coordinator@mohawkchapel.ca or call 226-387-2612. 

Photo credits: Roxanna Nazarowicz, Cultural Coordinator, Mohawk Chapel

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