About the Barns 2017-06-16T15:47:28+00:00
ACO Port Hope Historic Barn Quilt Tour

Each barn has its own identity. The unique history, ongoing story and continuing cultural contribution is beautifully narrated by hand painted board tiles with traditional quilt borders.

The quilt tile boards highlight the narrative of the farm, its function and its people.

This visual depiction of the barn resulted from collaboration between the artist and the barn owners. Square tiles, some as large as 8 feet by 8 feet, are prominently displayed on each barn, giving a contemporary salute to our local history and our commemorative Canada 150 celebration.

ACO Port Hope Historic Barn Quilt Tour

Barn #1

ACO Port Hope Historic Barn Quilt Tour

Of unknown age, this barn was purchased by an ancestor who used the barn for a stable. Read More…

ACO Port Hope Historic Barn Quilt Tour

Barn #2

ACO Port Hope Historic Barn Quilt Tour

Depicted in the corners of the quilt board are the original lightning rods still installed on the early 1900s barn… Read more…

ACO Port Hope Historic Barn Quilt Tour

Barn #3

ACO Port Hope Historic Barn Quilt Tour

This property was purchased by Elias Smith in 1799, one of the founders of Port Hope… Read more…

ACO Port Hope Historic Barn Quilt Tour

Barn #4

ACO Port Hope Historic Barn Quilt Tour

William Myndert Harris, a United Empire Loyalist, arrived in Port Hope in 1793 in what was then Smith’s Creek… Read more…

ACO Port Hope Historic Barn Quilt Tour

Barn #5

The Oslands are the direct descendants of Robert Beggs, the first owner…. Read more…

ACO Port Hope Historic Barn Quilt Tour

Barn #6

ACO Port Hope Historic Barn Quilt Tour

Located on the large barn is a quilt board designed with the flying geese pattern… Read more…

ACO Port Hope Historic Barn Quilt Tour

Barn #7

ACO Port Hope Historic Barn Quilt Tour

Located on the large barn is a quilt board designed with the flying geese pattern… Read more…

ACO Port Hope Historic Barn Quilt Tour

Barn #8

ACO Port Hope Historic Barn Quilt Tour

Originally a tobacco farm and later a hog operation, the house and buildings show on the 1878… Read more…

ACO Port Hope Historic Barn Quilt Tour

Barn #9

ACO Port Hope Historic Barn Quilt Tour

The original barn was probably built in the late 1800s, now a newer one sits on the same foundation… Read more…

ACO Port Hope Historic Barn Quilt Tour

Barn #10

ACO Port Hope Historic Barn Quilt Tour

Arthur is the great grandson of Mark Nelson Gardiner, the original owner… Read more…

ACO Port Hope Historic Barn Quilt Tour

Barn #11

ACO Port Hope Historic Barn Quilt Tour

Purchased in 1802 by the Wilcocks, the land was sold to the Deans in 1850. Read more…

ACO Port Hope Historic Barn Quilt Tour

Barn #12

ACO Port Hope Historic Barn Quilt Tour

Built in 1961 this is a “new” barn built on the original foundation. Read more…

Barn #13

ACO Port Hope Historic Barn Quilt Tour

Once owned by the Howe family, still living on the north side of the road… Read more…

ACO Port Hope Historic Barn Quilt Tour

Barn #14

ACO Port Hope Historic Barn Quilt Tour

This property was given to Thomas Campbell in 1827… Read more…

ACO Port Hope Historic Barn Quilt Tour

Barn #15

ACO Port Hope Historic Barn Quilt Tour

Campbellcroft was settled by the Campbell’s from Scotland in the 1800’s…. Read more…

ACO Port Hope Historic Barn Quilt Tour

Barn #16

ACO Port Hope Historic Barn Quilt Tour

Originally owned by the Campbells, the present owners now have cattle, sheep, a donkey and a work horse… Read more…

ACO Port Hope Historic Barn Quilt Tour

Barn #17

ACO Port Hope Historic Barn Quilt Tour

This barn was built in circa 1880 and originally included a pig pen, stock barn and main barn built in a U shape… Read more…

ACO Port Hope Historic Barn Quilt Tour

Barn #18

ACO Port Hope Historic Barn Quilt Tour

The land was given to Jonathan Bedford in 1812 and soon after sold to James Hawkins for 100 British pounds… Read more…

ACO Port Hope Historic Barn Quilt Tour

Barn #19

ACO Port Hope Historic Barn Quilt Tour

The original owner was Charles Trick Currelly, part of the family that founded the Royal Ontario Museum… Read more…

ACO Port Hope Historic Barn Quilt Tour

Barn #20

ACO Port Hope Historic Barn Quilt Tour

Built in 1860 and purchased in 1919 by the Kellogg family, this barn used to house cattle and horses… Read more…

ACO Port Hope Historic Barn Quilt Tour

Barn #21

ACO Port Hope Historic Barn Quilt Tour

Holsteins were the tradition on the McHolm farm from the 1800s until 2000… Read more…

ACO Port Hope Historic Barn Quilt Tour

Barn #22

ACO Port Hope Historic Barn Quilt Tour

Bill Waddell, the previous owner, was a contractor whose specialty was moving buildings… Read more…

ACO Port Hope Historic Barn Quilt Tour

Barn #23

ACO Port Hope Historic Barn Quilt Tour

The original 1846 coachman’s house was built over the stables, but in the 1920s a fire destroyed all but the foundation… Read more…