Fall at
Ruthven Park

Now is the time to visit this 
unique National Historic Site.

The Thompson family made an impact on the development of early Canada through their involvement in politics, business, the military and later in the arts.

DISCOVER

The Thompson family made an impact on the development of early Canada through their involvement in politics, business, the military and later in the arts.
The expansive grounds and setting along the river, the garden gazebo and stone Coach House offer a perfect location for your wedding or anniversary parties and showers.

ENJOY

The expansive grounds and setting along the river, the garden gazebo and stone Coach House offer a perfect location for your wedding or anniversary parties and showers.
Get involved at Ruthven Park. We welcome volunteers and new members to join our team. A variety of curriculum-based tours is available for schools and provide experiences not available in the classroom.

PARTICIPATE

Get involved at Ruthven Park. We welcome volunteers and new members to join our team. A variety of curriculum-based tours is available for schools and provide experiences not available in the classroom.

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.

Upcoming Events/News

September 2017 Newsletter

Dear members and friends, September is here, and though the leaves are starting to change, this week it feels like summer has made a comeback! Better late than never, we say. To view our September 2017 newsletter, simply click on the link below in this blog post and download the PDF to your computer or […]

Labour Day Weekend & General Autumn Hours 2017

Labour Day Weekend Hours This Labour Day weekend is your last chance to enjoy tours of the Thompson Mansion at Ruthven Park all day, every day! On Saturday, Sunday, and Monday this weekend, tours will be offered every hour on the hour from 10:00 am onwards, with the last tour leaving at 4:00 pm. We […]

21st Annual Cars in the Park Vintage Car Show

Ruthven Park National Historic Site staff, the Lower Grand River Land Trust Inc., and the site’s fantastic team of volunteers are excited to announce that the annual Cars in the Park Vintage Car Show will be returning on Thanksgiving Monday 2017 for its 21st year! This event has  been a hit with car cruisers from […]

August 2017 Newsletter

Dear members and friends, August is truly the “Sunday” of summer: still beautiful and enjoyable, but with the edge of autumn right around the corner. We hope this newsletter finds you enjoying the second half of the month and it’s wonderful warm weather. To view our August 2017 newsletter, simply click on the link below […]

August Twilight Behind the Scenes Tour

Ruthven Park’s two Behind the Scenes Tours in July were so popular, we’re bringing the Twilight Tour back for an encore this month. When: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 6:00pm Cost: $25.00 per person (includes HST) Details: See Ruthven Park’s historic 1840s Greek Revival Mansion like you’ve never seen it before: through the eyes of […]

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Fall Hours – September 5 to October 7

The Gate House: (office) open 7 days a week 9 am to 5 pm

The Mansion: tours occur 12 pm to 4 pm every hour on the hour with the last tour at 3 pm, Wednesday to Sunday. 

Contact Us:
Phone: (905) 772-0560 
Toll-free: (877) 705-7275

Mailing Address: 
243 Haldimand Hwy. #54,
Box 610
Cayuga, ON N0A 1E0