PLAN YOUR VISIT
TO RUTHVEN PARK
Ruthven Park nestled along the banks of the Grand River provides habitat for twenty-four species currently considered at risk and have been recorded on the property.
Plan Your Visit To Ruthven Park National Historic Site
Ruthven Park National Historic Site is nestled along the banks of the Grand River provides habitat for twenty-four species currently considered at species at risk and have been recorded on the property. Not all of the species are permanent residents. Migratory birds may use the property for breeding in the summer and feeding or resting in the spring or fall. Other species such as reptiles, amphibians, fish, insects and mammals may spend all or part of their time on Ruthven Park National Historic Site property as they move through their life cycle.
The Ruthven Park National Historic Site 1860’s brick estate Gate House situated along Hwy. #54 welcomes visitors to the entry point of the grounds. Once on the property, make sure a stop at the Thompson family cemetery situated on the southern boundary of the picturesque landscape is included in your visit. Hiking trails are situated throughout the property and provide the opportunity to walk through the Carolinian forest, view the river or enjoy the butterfly meadow.
Also, do not forget to take a tour of our Greek Revival Mansion while you visit our amazing park.
How many birds will you be able to find and identify at our Christmas Bird Count for Kids? Celebrate the final weekend of your winter break with a family day trip to help us count the wild birds at Ruthven Park. Join us in the new year on January 4th, 2020 from 9 am – […]
Can’t make one of Ruthven’s Christmas events, then don’t miss the opportunity to do a public tour of the Thompson Mansion. Step back in time and see how the different generations celebrated the holidays from Hogmanay to the 1970’s it will be sure to bring back memories. Tours begin Wednesday, December 4 and run every […]
Join us for an evening, touring the historic Thompson mansion decorated for the holidays. Tours begin at 7 pm on Tuesday, December 10, Thursday, December 12, Tuesday, December 17 & Thursday, December 19 7:00 pm start – $20 per person includes tour, refreshments and a small craft. Pre-registration is required, call us today to reserve […]
Dear members and friends, There is lots still going on here at Ruthven Park! Tours of the mansion happening every Wednesday – Sunday until October 13th, bird banding every day from sunrise to noon (weather dependent), the Lower Grand River Land Trust AGM, Car Show and Ruthven’s for the Birds Event is coming up in […]
Join us April 24 at Ruthven Park NHS for Plant 101 with Chris Di Raddo Plants are becoming more popular for gardeners due to an increase in awareness and education about our environment. Join our presenter Chris Di Raddo owner of Sassafras Farms Ecological Consulting and Restoration to learn more about his farm, native […]
February 18, 2019 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Please join us for our Family Day event of 2019, featuring special guests from Wild Ontario! At 1:00pm, enjoy a hike and scavenger hunt on Ruthven Park’s extensive grounds with light refreshments provided. Then stay for a 2:00pm live show with several amazing birds, hosted by […]
Join us for a Taste of the Irish! Friday, March 15th 7pm Irish Whiskey Tasting with host and whiskey connoisseur John Stirrit (member of the Order of the Quaich) Enjoy traditional music from the British Isles and Newfoundland with Billy and the “Goat Set” $50.00 per person Pre-registration is required For more information […]
The Welcome Centre and Grounds: Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm – By change Saturday and Sunday (Oct 14 – Nov 3)
The Mansion: Tours by appointment only, groups of 15 people or more. Call for more information 905-772-0560
Christmas Tours: Public tours begin December 4 – 20th, Wednesday – Friday only; guided tours at 12:30 pm, 2 pm and 3:30 pm.
Bird Banding: Banding lab is open September 1 – November 7 for the fall migration. Sunrise until 12 noon, weather dependent.
Give us a call today or check out our website for more information 905.772.0560 or www.ruthvenpark.ca
Phone: (905) 772-0560
243 Haldimand Hwy. #54,
Cayuga, ON N0A 1E0