The Unfortunate Man 1889


A 90 minute walking tour along historic Douglas Street in downtown Guelph.

A compelling true story of murder from 1889 told right where it happened. 

See where William Harvey worked (James Walter Lyon's The World Publishing Company), Bond's Hardware where William Harvey bought the pistol, St. George's Church, where William was the Sunday School Superintendent, and finally the Wellington County Courthouse where William Harvey was hanged! Hear actual newspaper accounts of the day recited from memory. Hear William’s final words. Listen to detailed accounts of this shocking event exactly as written in 1889. Thrills guaranteed.

Not for children

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This tour is particularly appropriate in the fall and Halloween. The shorter days make for better lighting effects.

Group Tour. You can book this tour anytime, any day. Minimum 4 people. to reserve.

Enquire about indoor versions of this tour.