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.
Thank you for your support,
Ruthven Park staff
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 email@example.com 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your tickets. We can accept payment by cash, credit, debit, or cheque.
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.
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).
Ruthven Park staff
Did you know Ruthven Park National Historic Site has a new temporary exhibit on display?
Here is a sneak peek of what you will see when you enter the back room of the Thompson Mansion, the first stop on the guided tour that takes place in the building:
We are pleased to introduce the Curiosity Room Collection Exhibit. It was originally kept on the third floor of the mansion. Our Young Canada Works Building Careers in Heritage Intern Kelly Dixon worked hard to care for, rehouse, and display the collection to make it accessible to visitors through this special exhibit.
What else was found on the third floor of the mansion? Why did Col. Andrew Thompson and his brother Walter Wilson collect these materials? Where did everything come from? To learn the answers to these questions and more, pay us a visit and get up and personal with this intriguing part of the Thompson family collection!
From Victoria Day to Labour Day 2017, mansion tours take place 7 days a week every hour on the hour starting at 10:00 am; the last tour of the day leaves at 4:00 pm.
Winter Hours – October 10/17 to May 18/18
The Gate House: (office) open Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm
The Mansion: by appointment only for groups of 6+ people
Phone: (905) 772-0560
Toll-free: (877) 705-7275
243 Haldimand Hwy. #54,
Cayuga, ON N0A 1E0