Heritage and History


Take a walk down memory lane and discover the past in this historic town. Whether you like heritage buildings, architecture, museums or just prefer a casual walk, Newmarket has something to offer for everyone.

While shopping and browsing around Newmarket, you might become familiar with many street names bearing the surnames of our earliest settlers. You can also spot heritage plaques on many buildings of architectural importance.

Find out more about these names and buildings at the Elman W. Campbell Museum. Discover how the Quakers established the first settlement in Newmarket. Special programs and exhibits tell the story of Newmarket's last 200 years, and make learning fun for visitors, schools and community groups.

After your museum visit, walk down historic Main Street South for a bite to eat at one of the many caf├ęs and restaurants. Look for the engraved stones on the sidewalks, telling stories of the past. Enjoy your trip through Newmarket's history!