Now is the time to visit this
unique National Historic Site.
A 1,500-Acre Country Estate
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.
Bird Banding – Ruthven Park National Historic Site Summer has flown by and the fall migratory period has begun. That means from September 1 to November 7, bird banding is scheduled daily from dawn until noon except in inclement weather located at Ruthven Park National Historic Site Bird Banding Station.
Workshop with Elizabeth Boyd Registered Medicinal Herbalist. Participants will: prepare fire cider, syrup and onion honey; dig burdock root; gather New England Astor petals; sample burdock root salad and dandelion cake with New England Astor petals and finally take a fall herb walk around Ruthven’s grounds with Elizabeth. Pre-registration is required $40 per person. Call […]
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 […]
Dear members and friends, We seem to have skipped over spring pretty quickly and gone straight to summer! It’s hard to believe it’s still 3 whole weeks until the summer solstice, but we can hardly complain after the never-ending winter that just passed. With the change of seasons has come our change in hours and […]
Staff of Ruthven Park National Historic Site are thrilled to announce that the Site is officially open for the 2018 summer season as of 9:00am today, Saturday May 19, 2018. Our summer hours (from today until Labour Day Monday) are Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm and Saturday to Sunday, 9:30am to 5:00pm. Tours of […]
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 […]
Dear members and friends, Winter has finally cleared out and we hope you’re enjoying the beautiful sun throughout Haldimand County as much as we are. Today is such a stunning spring day, isn’t it? In this month’s newsletter, you’ll find lots of exciting news about goings-on here, including an invitation to our upcoming Yoga Class & […]
The Welcome Centre and Grounds: Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm, Saturday and Sunday, 9:30am to 5:00pm
The Mansion: Traditional historic tours every hour on the hour from Wednesday to Sunday starting at 12:00pm with the last tour leaving at 3:00pm.
Phone: (905) 772-0560
Toll-free: (877) 705-7275
243 Haldimand Hwy. #54,
Cayuga, ON N0A 1E0