The Orillia Museum of Art and History is offering its Gangs, Guns and Grog walking tour at the Port of Orillia Pirate Party on Saturday, Sept 2.
Guests will be guided through Orillia’s prohibition-era past, hearing the true stories of shootouts and brawls, brothels and bootleggers — all things pirates love.
At the end of the tour, guests will be dropped off at Couchiching Craft Brewing Co. where the first ‘grog’ is on the museum.
The tour is recommended for participants ages 19 and older. However, tickets will be available for youth that wish to participate. Tours will depart at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. from the Port of Orillia.
This partnership between Gangs, Guns and Grog and the Pirate Party came together when Orillia District Chamber of Commerce executive director Allan Lafontaine joined one of the regular Wednesday night tours of Gangs, Guns and Grog.
“The Port of Orillia Pirate Party is pleased to have additional content for the Labour Day weekend with the Guns, Gangs and Grog tours. When you consider Orillia’s
history with the Black Swamp and Reagan gangs, then you can see how the pirates at the Port of Orillia are pretty close to our true past. The OMAH team are amazing storytellers and if you love history, this is a must-see event.”
More information is available here.