PLAN YOUR VISIT
TO RUTHVEN PARK

Ruthven Park nestled along the banks of the Grand River provides habitat for twenty-four species currently considered at risk and have been recorded on the property.

Visit the Gate House office or call ahead so we can help you with admission details.

ADMISSION

Visit the Gate House office or call ahead so we can help you with admission details.
We have plenty of local events and activities year-round. Find out what's coming up!

LOCAL EVENTS

We have plenty of local events and activities year-round. Find out what’s coming up!
Learn the many reasons why Ruthven Park's unique offerings attract visitors from near and far.

TOURIST ATTRACTION

Learn the many reasons why Ruthven Park’s unique offerings attract visitors from near and far.

Plan Your Visit To Ruthven Park National Historic Site

Ruthven Park National Historic Site is nestled along the banks of the Grand River provides habitat for twenty-four species currently considered at species at risk and have been recorded on the property. Not all of the species are permanent residents. Migratory birds may use the property for breeding in the summer and feeding or resting in the spring or fall. Other species such as reptiles, amphibians, fish, insects and mammals may spend all or part of their time on Ruthven Park National Historic Site property as they move through their life cycle.

The Ruthven Park National Historic Site 1860’s brick estate Gate House situated along Hwy. #54 welcomes visitors to the entry point of the grounds. Once on the property, make sure a stop at the Thompson family cemetery situated on the southern boundary of the picturesque landscape is included in your visit.  Hiking trails are situated throughout the property and provide the opportunity to walk through the Carolinian forest, view the river or enjoy the butterfly meadow.

Also, do not forget to take a tour of our Greek Revival Mansion while you visit our amazing park.

Please take a look at The Coach House for any of your upcoming special events, weddings, receptions or business meetings.

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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

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

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

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Thank you so much to all of the eager families who came out to enjoy Families Go Wild at Ruthven! on Family Day Monday. We hope you loved the presentation by our guests Wild Ontario as much as we did 😍 ...

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Today is our Family Day event 😀 Families Go Wild at Ruthven! begins at 1:00pm with a scavenger hunt on the grounds, followed by a show by our friends at Wild Ontario at 2:00pm, who will be bringing a team of talented birds with them to meet you. Rain or shine, come prepared to have fun! ...

Families Go Wild at Ruthven!

February 19, 2018, 1:00pm - February 19, 2018, 3:00pm

Please join us for our Family Day event of 2018, featuring special guests from Wild Ontario! At 1:00pm, enjoy a hike and scavenger hunt on Ruthven Park's extensive grounds with light refreshments provided. Then stay for a 2:00pm live show with several amazing birds (like the gorgeous kestrel in our event photo), hosted by Wild Ontario! The show will be followed by a "nose-to-beak" meet-and-greet. Admission by donation. Appropriate for all ages. Please dress for the weather and ground conditions. Event is rain or shine! Pre-registration not required. Learn more about Wild Ontario here: www.wildontario.ca/

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