Walking Tours

Property Tour

Want to learn more about the history of the House? This tour will guide you around the various buildings and features on our grounds.



Lower Doon

Doon owes its name to Adam Ferrie Jr., who came in 1834 to this section of the Grand River in search of a location to construct a mill. He found it at the confluence of Schneider’s Creek and the Grand River

Upper Doon

This tour of Upper Doon includes many sites associated with Homer Watson’s younger years including his birthplace and the Watson family mill.



Kid's Trail

Hello! My name is Homer Watson, and this building was my home and art studio for most of my adult life. Let me show you around.



Doon Presbyterian Cemetery

This self-guided walking tour describes the significance of several former Doon residents and their contributions to the rapidly developing village during the lifetime of Homer Watson

Spiritualism
Tour

This tour will guide you through some of the rooms from Homer Watson’s home and studio through the lens of his spiritualist beliefs.


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The Loch Doon area was memorialized in celebrated Scottish poet, Robert Burns piece “Ye banks and braes O’ bonnie Doon”

Ye banks and braes o’ bonny Doon,
How can ye bloom sae fresh and fair?
How can ye chant, ye little birds,
And I sae weary fu’ o’ care?
Thou’lt break my heart, thou warbling bird,
That wantons thro’ the flowering thorn:
Thou minds me o’ departed joys,
Departed, never to return.

Aft hae I rov’d by bonnie Doon,
To see the rose and woodbine twine;
And ilka bird sang o’ its love,
And fondly sae did I o’ mine.
Wi’ lightsome heart I pu’d a rose,
Fu’ sweet upon its thorny tree;
And my fause lover stole my rose,
But, ah! he left the thorn wi’ me.

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