Now is the time to visit this
unique National Historic Site.
1,500-acre Country Estate
Experience the 1,500-acre country estate and former home of five generations of the Thompson family located in southwestern Ontario in rural Haldimand County.
Today the site is owned by The Lower Grand River Land Trust Inc., a non-government, not-for-profit volunteer based organization. Our purpose is to conserve the cultural and natural landscapes for the enjoyment of our visitors. The mansion overlooks the Canadian Heritage Grand River which played a significant role in the early history of the area and development of the Ruthven site. An example would be the former industrial town of Indiana which was established in the mid-nineteenth century and is where David Thompson built his businesses and initially lived. A significant portion of Ruthven Park is also part of the North Cayuga Slough Forest, a provincially significant Area of Natural and Scientific Interest (ANSI) as well as an Environmentally Sensitive Area.
Ruthven Park staff are excited to announce the return of three wonderful Christmas programs for December 2017! They are listed in chronological order below. Scottish Tea and Tour Date: Sunday, December 10, 2017 Time: 2:00pm Tickets/RSVP: Yes; please book and pay in advance. Cost: $14.00 adults, $12.00 seniors, $5.00 children. Address: 243 Haldimand Highway 54, […]
On November 10, 2016, Map Specialist Gord Beck from McMaster University’s Lloyd Reeds Map Collection in Mills Memorial Library delivered a standout presentation to a captivated audience. His talk was called “Back to the Front 100 Years Later: Retracing the Steps of A. R. Thompson Using WWI Trench Maps” and a highly detailed Powerpoint accompanied […]
Dear members and friends, The beautiful month of October has come and gone, and it was such a busy month that we didn’t manage to prepare a newsletter for you until this week when activities quieted down on site! November is a time to remember and reflect as we commemorate Remembrance Day and the brave […]
The public is invited to an afternoon Remembrance Day event at Ruthven Park with a special focus on World War One this year. All ages are welcome. Though all activities will be held indoors, we suggest visitors dress for the weather in case they would like to explore the site’s 5 km of trails before […]
2017 is a special year for a number of reasons, one being that the 100th anniversary – also known as a centenary – of the Battle of Passchendaele in WWI falls on this year. Ruthven Park National Historic Site has a special connection to this particular battle as a member of the Thompson family who […]
Winter Hours – October 10/17 to May 18/18
The Gate House: (office) open Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm
The Mansion: by appointment only for groups of 6+ people
Phone: (905) 772-0560
Toll-free: (877) 705-7275
243 Haldimand Hwy. #54,
Cayuga, ON N0A 1E0