What is HipStory? It’s a new way to explore old places. We’re taking history and making it something everyone can enjoy! Take history out of the books and into the streets of Kingston to learn about some of the deep, dark history that happened right here in the Limestone City!
The HipStory home base will be here in Kingston due to the rich history that surrounds it, but will also take us outside of Kingston to other historic locations in Southwestern Ontario. With the first HipStory experiences set to open summer of 2017. Bellevue House Historic Site will be the first Hipstory Tour and will be called Bellevue House of Curds. This tour will be a guided adventure experience exposing the true, terrible, and complicated life of Sir John. We’ve collected the most insane unbiased, unfiltered stories and facts about our founding father that will make you look at confederation in a way you never have before.
There will be an experience for everyone! Beginning in July, you will have the chance to join in a daytime experience called Downtown Deconstructed, a tour that will deconstruct some of the city’s deepest, darkest secrets. Or take in the night time tour, Kingston by Night, a 19+ event that will take you into the city’s most beloved downtown pubs and bars.
Not a history buff? No problem, these tours are meant to be fun and exciting for everyone and not boring like your high school history class. Let yourself be open to explore some old places in a new way.
The tours provide a great experience for everyone! Great for friends and family, bachelor and bachelorette parties, a different way of bringing your office team together for a day of exploring and connecting. The daytime tour will be suitable for people of all ages, so bring the kids along too!
Are you ready to learn some sh*t and grab history by the balls?