Now is the time to visit this
unique National Historic Site.
A 1,500-Acre Country Estate
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 Park National Historic 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 National Historic Site offers a beautiful Coach House for Rental for your special event, wedding or Social & Business Functions. Enjoy the beauty of the grounds they have been used for many movies and film shoots.
This spring, enjoy Ruthven Park’s suite of art workshops on biweekly Wednesday evenings in the Coach House! The Evening Art at Ruthven Park Spring Workshop Series is open to everyone; no experience is necessary for participation in any of the workshops. The cost is $40.00 + HST per workshop in the Series. However, the more […]
Ahead of Ruthven Park National Historic Site’s opening weekend on May 19, 2018, staff are thrilled to announce that traditional historic mansion tours will be taking place every week day afternoon during March Break (March 12 – 16 inclusive)! Tours will take place on the hour each day at 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, and 3:00 […]
Dear members and friends, Is it April already, or has spring come early? The unseasonably sunny and warm weather this week has us digging out our sunscreen and eagerly planning out our spring programming. A quick note about the impact of the Grand River flooding last week – we posted a note at the top […]
Editor’s Note: 100+ bird organizations declared 2018 the “Year of the Bird” as it is the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act’s ratification. Many are pledging to do 1 thing per month to help birds. As Ruthven Park National Historic Site has a bird banding station in collaboration with the Haldimand Bird Observatory, we are featuring one […]
Dear members and friends, With the office closed for the first week of January, the month really got away from us! Therefore, your January newsletter is 2 days late, but not lost by any means. We hope you all managed to get through the quirky weather last month and are excited about being one step […]
Editor’s Note: The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, National Geographic, National Audubon Society, BirdLife International, and more than 100 other organizations have declared 2018 the “Year of the Bird.” 2018 Coincides with the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act’s ratification. Many bird organizations and enthusiasts are pledging to do 1 thing per month to help […]
With sprawling grounds, unique historic buildings, a picturesque position on the Grand River, over 150 years of history, and diverse historic and environmental projects, Ruthven Park National Historic Site offers a one-of-a-kind summer employment experience to university and college students. Do you want to work at Haldimand County’s only National Historic Site this summer? Ruthven […]
Winter 2018 Hours of Operation
The Gate House: office open Mon – Fri, 9:00am to 5:00pm
The Grounds: open Mon – Fri, 9:00am to 5:00pm
The Mansion: tours by appointment Mon – Fri for 6+ people
Phone: (905) 772-0560
Toll-free: (877) 705-7275
243 Haldimand Hwy. #54,
Cayuga, ON N0A 1E0