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Merrickville is a historic 1800’s village, known as the “Jewel of the Rideau”.  As a tourist destination, Merrickville is renowned for its 1800’s architecture, boutiques, artist studios, “one of a kind” “artisans” shops with many historic attractions, festivals and fun events to see and do (see Merrickville Events Listing below).

Located on the UNESCO  World Heritage Rideau Canal Waterway, the Merrickville Locks and Blockhouse Museum are steps from the 1840 Guest House B&B and are a must to see.  There are many unique business to tour including an Iron Foundry (opened in 1840), a Glass Studio where you can see the glass furnaces and watch the glass blowing in progress, the “Grotto” artists co-op gallery, specialty dress, leather and jewellery shops to name a few.

To learn more about Merrickville go to the http://www.realmerrickville.ca website.


Merrickville Activities

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  • Annual Community Garage Sale (May)
  • Merrickville Goes Green Eco Fair (May)
  • Bring & Buy Plant Sale (May)
  • Pink Party Cancer Fund Raiser (May)
  • Merrickville House and Garden Tour (June)
  • Merrickville Celebrates Women Day (June)
  • Blockhouse Official Opening (June)
  • Merrickville Arms and Collectors Fair and Gun Show (June)
  • Merrickville Motorcycle Show (June)
  • Canada Day Parade (July)
  • Merrickville Car Show “Cruise and Shop” (July)
  • Merrickville Canalfest, Blockhouse Park (July)
  • Merrickville Agricultural Fair & Steam Show (August)
  • Merrickville Antique & Artisans Show (August)
  • Annual Eastern Ontario Postcard Show (September)
  • Merrickville Artists Guild Studio Tour & Sale (Sept)
  • Merrickville Jazz Fest (October)
  • Remembrance Day (Nov)
  • CP Holiday Train (November)
  • Christmas In Merrickville (December)
  • Santa Claus Parade (December)
  • Run Merrickville (tbd)

1840 Guest House Location

1840 Guest House Bed & Breakfast is located at 223 Main Street West in Merrickville, ON, Canada

1840 Guest House B&B Location

223 Main Street West, Merrickville, ON
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