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RUTHVEN PARK

It’s easy to get involved at Ruthven Park,
we are always looking for new volunteers
and members to join our team

We're always on the look out for volunteers with a passion for the environment and/or history.

VOLUNTEER

We’re always on the look out for volunteers with a passion for the environment and/or history.
Membership helps to support our important and diverse projects while giving you special benefits to enhance your enjoyment of the site.

MEMBERSHIP

Membership helps to support our important and diverse projects while giving you special benefits to enhance your enjoyment of the site.
A variety of curriculum-based programs, Guides and Scouts, summer camp, and outreach education opportunities are available.

EDUCATION

A variety of curriculum-based programs, Guides and Scouts, summer camp, and outreach education opportunities are available.

Get Involved at Ruthven Park

We welcome volunteers and new members to join our team. A variety of curriculum-based tours are available for schools and provide experiences not available in the classroom.  

Ruthven Park initially developed by volunteer participation and therefore encourages and appreciates continuing volunteer support. We offer many opportunities to get involved whether individually, as a group or through co-op programs. The unique features of the property provide exceptional historical or environmental learning experiences for children. Free busing continues to be reimbursed for 2017 /2018 school programs within one hour drive of Ruthven. Our education program is supported by the JOY Program, generously funded by The Ron and Nancy Clark Foundation. 

Ruthven Park National Historic Site offers a beautiful Coach House for Rental for your special event, wedding or Social & Business FunctionsEnjoy the beauty of the grounds they have been used for many movies and film shoots.

Upcoming Events

February Family Fun at Ruthven Park

Ruthven Park National Historic Site is putting the focus on families for February 2018 by offering two fun events to help Haldimand County get through the last full month of winter. Mark them on your calendar today to make sure you don’t miss out! Families Go Wild at Ruthven Park on Family Day 2018 Date: […]

Christmas at Ruthven Park: Scottish Tea, Tia McGraff Concert, and Candlelight Tours

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: SOLD OUT! 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 […]

News

Year of the Bird Series: February – American Woodcock

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 […]

January 2018 Newsletter

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 […]

Year Of The Bird Series: January – Snow Buntings

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 […]

Applications Open for 2018 Summer Student Positions

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 […]

We Are Open: Ruthven Park Winter Reopening 2018

Ruthven Park National Historic Site staff are pleased to announce that the site is open again following the 2017 Holiday Closure. We hope you enjoyed the holiday season with family and friends and that you have had an excellent start to 2018! Please note our Winter Hours of Operation: The Gate House: office open Monday to […]

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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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We welcomed a group of diploma students from Willowbank School of Restoration Arts for their yearly behind-the-scenes visit of our historic buildings yesterday.

The neat historic link between our two sites is that both Ruthven's Mansion and Willowbank's campus are believed to have been built by American architect John Latshaw 🏛️⚒️
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