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 the site’s Curator and CAO, Marilynn Havelka. Areas of the mansion typically closed off for regular tours will be opened up especially for this Twilight Tour. You will feel transported back in time while learning the secrets of the mansion’s past and enjoying the evening ambiance as the sun begins to set outdoors.

Prebooking and prepayment required. We ask that you please call 905-772-0560 or email info@ruthvenpark.ca to reserve your ticket(s).

We look forward to hosting a third group of lucky visitors on this special Behind the Scenes Tour.

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 post below. For those who will miss the Twilight Behind the Scenes Tour on Wednesday evening this week, you will be pleased to read that there are some spots still available on the Morning Behind the Scenes Tour on Saturday at 10:00am.

July 2017 Newsletter

Thank you for your support,

Ruthven Park staff

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 (includes HST)
Details: See Ruthven Park’s historic 1840s Greek Revival Mansion like you’ve never seen it before: through the eyes of the site’s Curator and CAO, Marilynn Havelka.

Tea & Tour

When: there is currently availability Monday to Friday in July and August 2017; please call 905-772-0560 or email info@ruthvenpark.ca to inquire about specific dates
Cost: $15.00 per person (includes HST)
Details: Step into the past with a 45-minute tour of Ruthven Park’s remarkable 1840s Greek Revival mansion. Afterwards, indulge in tea and locally-baked scones in the charming historic Coach House.

Booking

Pre-booking and pre-payment required for both the Behind the Scenes Tours and the Tea & Tour program. Please call 905-772-0560 or email info@ruthvenpark.ca to reserve your tickets. We can accept payment by cash, credit, debit, or cheque.

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 to 5:00pm.

There are 6 picnic tables total throughout the site that offer different views and both sunny and shady areas to choose from.

Staff would like to ask all guests to please clear away all garbage at the end of their visit. There are receptacles throughout the site and recycling bins at the restroom building beside the parking lots. We appreciate the help in keeping the site clean and safe for humans, wildlife, and plant life alike.

Whether you’re bringing breakfast, lunch, or an early dinner, be as creative with your picnic spread as you like, then share a picture to our Facebook page or tag us on Twitter so we can admire it!

 

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 by clicking the link in this post below.

We would like to wish you all a very Happy Canada 150! Please note the notice on the final page of the newsletter regarding our Canada Day weekend hours (hint: we’re open all three days).

End of June 2017 Newsletter

Sincerely,

Ruthven Park staff

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

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