Summer 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: Traditional historic tours every hour on the hour from Wednesday to Sunday starting at 12:00pm with the last tour leaving at 3:00pm.

 

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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Don't forget about Elizabeth Boyd's workshop happening this Sunday Septmeber 23rd. A few spots remain, please give us a call if your interested or would like to book a spot!

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 today to book your spot 905.772.0560!
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