Port Hope is a haven for artists and artisans who excel in a variety of mediums. Choose works of art in oil, acrylic, watercolour, pen and ink, fibre and even found objects. There are potters, spinners, textile artists, quilters and iron workers as well as stained glass designers, just to name a few. Galleries offer fine art and contemporary crafts as well as sales and rentals. View our event calendar for upcoming art events.
Take in a performance at the beautiful Capitol Theatre. One of only two remaining atmospheric theatres in all of Canada, the Capitol offers to entertain with live plays, comedy acts, concerts, dance and films.
Port Hope proudly embraces its rich history and heritage. Research your ancestry, visit a museum or old church and cemetery, search the archives and libraries for memorabilia, or just take in a nostalgic moment and remember the good old days. Visit the Port Hope Public Library, Port Hope Archives, Canadian Firefighters’ Museum, Dorothy’s House Museum, Northumberland Rock & Roll Museum and be sure to visit the historic Wesleyville Church and Village. Architectural Conservancy of Ontario - Port Hope Branch. Their mission is to help preserve buildings and structures of architectural merit and to protect places of natural beauty. www.acoporthope.ca
Port Hope’s historic characters include, The Great Farini (William Hunt) the famous tightrope walker who successfully crossed the Niagara Gorge in 1860 and Joseph Scriven who wrote the word to the world famous hymn “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”. There are plaques and monuments dedicated to these amazing men in downtown Port Hope.