Winter at
Ruthven Park

Now is the time to visit this 
unique National Historic Site.

The Thompson family made an impact on the development of early Canada through their involvement in politics, business, the military, and the arts.

DISCOVER

The Thompson family made an impact on the development of early Canada through their involvement in politics, business, the military, and the arts.
The expansive grounds and setting along the river, the garden gazebo, and stone Coach House offer a perfect location for your wedding or social gathering.

ENJOY

The expansive grounds and setting along the river, the garden gazebo, and stone Coach House offer a perfect location for your wedding or social gathering.
We welcome volunteers and new members to join our team. A variety of curriculum-based tours is available for schools and provide experiences not available in the classroom.

PARTICIPATE

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

A 1,500-Acre Country Estate

Discover the 1,500-acre country estate and former home of five generations of the Thompson family located in southwestern Ontario in rural Haldimand County.

Today the site is owned by The Lower Grand River Land Trust Inc., a non-government, not-for-profit volunteer-based organization. Our purpose is to conserve the cultural and natural landscapes for the enjoyment of our visitors. The mansion overlooks the Canadian Heritage Grand River which played a significant role in the early history of the area and development of the Ruthven Park National Historic Site. An example would be the former industrial town of Indiana which was established in the mid-nineteenth century and is where David Thompson built his businesses and initially lived. A significant portion of Ruthven Park is also part of the North Cayuga Slough Forest, a provincially significant Area of Natural and Scientific Interest (ANSI) as well as an Environmentally Sensitive Area.

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

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Fall Hours

The Welcome Centre and Grounds: Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm, Saturday and Sunday, 9:30am to 5:00pm

The Mansion: Reminder that our regular tours of the Thompson Mansion season has come to an end.  Be sure to check out our upcoming events to take advantage of tours of the mansion. We do offer tours of the mansion to pre booked groups of 15 or more. Give us a call today or check out our website for more information 905.772.0560 or www.ruthvenpark.ca

 

Contact Us:
Phone: (905) 772-0560 

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

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Are you or someone you know an artist, maker or community engager? Have you signed up for our Artist Info Session? If you live in Haldimand County then we want to hear from you! We are supporting an funding artists up to $5000.00. Join our FREE info session where you can learn about the project, socially-engaged art practices and ask questions about submitting your own proposal.

Happening, Wednesday, March 20th at Ruthven Park’s Coach House from 6-8pm. Please follow the link below to sign up!

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The Great Art for Great Lakes (GAGL) Artist Information Session is your opportunity to learn more about the project, what we did during GAGL 2017, and about participatory, socially engaged art practices.

This is a great opportunity to share your skill building project ideas, ask questions, and get clarification on any details you are not sure about before submitting you own portfolio. Creative Director, Christopher McLeod, will be giving a short presentation on the project for 2019, followed by an extensive Q & A period where all project ideas can be discussed.

This free event has limited seats, so please sign up and save yours. Light refreshments will be available, and we look forward to meeting you.

greatnessglp.com/gaglt to register
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Did you know that the former town of Indiana, Ontario was home to many Irish settlers. Today we wish all the Irish a very Happy St. Patrick’s day. #ruthvenpark #haldimandcounty #irishhistory #canadianirish #indiana #ghosttown ☘️🇮🇪 ...

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