Local Events At Ruthven Park

Ruthven Park hosts a variety of events throughout the year. We ensure they are relevant to our mandate and suitable for a site with its diversity of natural and cultural landscapes.

Events can consist of anything from a one-hour nature walk along our four walking trails to a three-day festival. They can involve a presentation by a guest speaker or staff, a workshop, or a hands-on activity. We can guarantee that they are affordable, held at different time slots, interesting, and geared to a variety of age groups. Often, they are unique to Ruthven Park, due to the history of the Thompson family who owned the site from the 1840s up until 1993. They could be held indoors or outside within the natural areas or picturesque landscape; alternatively, events could involve an exhibit of snakes or a rag rug workshop. They could be a “one-off” or an annual event, a wedding show or a music performance.

For example, the Cars in the Park event held on Thanksgiving Monday each year is a huge hit with vintage car owners and the public. Christmas is also always a special time and the mansion exhibits several eras of Christmas filled with stories from the Thompson family.

An updated listing of events is available on the website under the Ruthven Park Blog. Parking is ample on the property.

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