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St. Raphael's Ruins

County Road 18, | Williamstown, Cornwall, Ontario K0C 2J0, Canada
+1 613-347-2247
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Going back to my youth

Seeing the ruins of the st. Raphael's church brings me back to the time when I first saw this... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ronald M
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Woodstock, Canada
'Classique'ARTS SD&G 150 at St.Raphael's Ruins'.

A great evening of classical music was presented within the 'St.Raphael's Ruins' recently and while... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
brianjperrault
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Cornwall, Canada
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County Road 18, | Williamstown, Cornwall, Ontario K0C 2J0, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Seeing the ruins of the st. Raphael's church brings me back to the time when I first saw this magnificent structure in the mid 1950's. It was the church of the first RC bishop of Upper Canada, Alexander MacDonnell. It was the "highland Heart of...More

Thank Ronald M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great evening of classical music was presented within the 'St.Raphael's Ruins' recently and while there were multiple exquisite performances throughout the evening - the real star of the gala was the ruins itself. The seating was literally rows of chairs on the grass that...More

Thank brianjperrault
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came across the ruins in a booklet at our hotel. It didn't list a time of operation so we drove out in the evening to have a look. The gates were locked so we're assuming they're only open during regular business hours. That didn't...More

Thank JLC1481
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An electrical fire ended the service life of this grand country church which in its prime served a congregation of 6000 parishioners. A smaller church now abuts the skeleton of the original, and on a sunny summer afternoon this massive stone structure relieved of all...More

Thank lloyd b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I visited here after reading about church on internet. We couldn't find it on the GPS and lucky for us a local told us it is closer to Lancaster than Cornwall. Upon arriving at Lancaster again asked directions. N on Hwy 34...More

Thank Chuck B
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Had young adult son with us and impressed him with the architecture. Beautifully serene place. Not really in Cornwall so plan for a 20-30 min side trip to the country. Stayed about 20 min

Thank Jakeez
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Very interesting site. Magnificent stonework even though the ravages of time and weather have taken its toll. Quite a history when checking out the gravestones in the cemetery on the church property

Thank Gerald J
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Always a treat to bring children. Wish there would be more pictures. A perfect photo opt place. Will go back.

Thank RickBoyer
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Had a lovely weekend with my sister. We visited St.Raphael's Ruins and it was simply beautiful. Would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting the area.

Thank Diane H
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Historic site 60kms from home and didn't know about it untill i saw the site on a bike ride. Went back 1 week later just to show my girlfriend and take a few pics.

Thank Rilap
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