CONSERVATION AT
RUTHVEN PARK

Conservation initiatives assist by protecting Ruthven Park’s significant natural features and associated plant and wildlife through research and stewardship.

Conservation initiatives assist by protecting Ruthven Park’s significant natural features and associated plant and wildlife through research and habitat restoration.

CONSERVATION

Conservation initiatives assist by protecting Ruthven Park’s significant natural features and associated plant and wildlife through research and habitat restoration.
The Coach House before...

COACH HOUSE BEFORE

The Coach House before…
The Coach House after...

... AND AFTER RESTORATION (2006)

The Coach House after…

Conservation At Ruthven Park

Conservation initiatives assist by protecting Ruthven Park’s significant natural features and associated plant and wildlife through research, inventories, monitoring, restoring, active management and enhancing natural areas habitat for a variety of species at risk on the property. The site also preserves and practices preventive maintenance activities of the built heritage which includes the nineteenth-century buildings, artifacts, and cultural landscapes through research, monitoring, inventories, stabilization, maintenance, restoration, and repairs.

The Lower Grand River Land Trust Inc. holds an easement with The Ontario Heritage Trust, an agency of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sport. This legal binding agreement focuses on the preservation and enhancement of both the natural and cultural heritage aspects of the property.   

Upcoming Events

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 […]

July 2017 Newsletter

Dear members and friends, It’s hard to believe the end of July is already upon us already. This summer, the site has been bustling with visitors, campers, wildlife, special tours, and much more! We hope you enjoy reading the July 2017 Newsletter, which can be downloaded as a PDF by clicking the link in this […]

Special Summer Programs: Behind the Scenes Tours and Tea & Tour

Two unique spins on Ruthven Park’s classic Thompson Mansion tours are being offered during the summer of 2017 for a limited time only! Behind the Scenes Tours When: the Twilight Tour will be Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 6:00pm, and the Morning Tour will be Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 10:00am Cost: $25.00 per person […]

Picnic in the Park: A Delicious Way to Enjoy Ruthven

Did you know that Ruthven Park National Historic Site has picnic tables designated for public use? Individuals and groups are more than welcome to visit the site’s picturesque landscape and to bring a picnic with them to enjoy. Our grounds are free and open to the public on a daily basis this summer from 9:00am […]

End of June 2017 Newsletter

Dear members and friends, The warmest and busiest season of all has arrived at Ruthven Park! Our grounds are greener than ever with the intermittent rain and the mansion continues to be a draw for visitors from far and wide. We hope you enjoy reading the End of June 2017 Newsletter, which can be downloaded […]

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Summer Hours – May 20 to September 4

The Gate House: (office) open Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm, Saturday & Sunday 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. 

The Mansion: tours occur 10 am to 5 pm every hour on the hour with the last tour at 4 pm, 7 days a week. 

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

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