The Thompson family made an impact on the development of early Canada through their involvement in politics, business, the military and later in the arts.
Discover Ruthven Park National Historic Site
The history of Thompson family made an impact on the development of early Canada through their involvement in politics, business, the military and later in the arts. David Thompson first came to the area and started a sawmill in 1834 followed by a grist mill in 1836. He laid out the former town of Indiana which developed around the new private business called The Grand River Navigation Company of which Thompson was a promoter.
The mansion exhibits furnishings and possessions collected by the Thompson family over five generations. Take a tour of the mansion, you will hear about the stories of family life, the involvement of the Thompsons in politics, business and in the military, the development of the estate over time as well as conservation initiatives which will preserve the site into the future. The grounds and the bird banding migration protocol offer opportunities to bird watch or to see birds up close as they are banded and documented by licensed experts. And we have many kilometers of open access hiking trails too.
Ruthven Park National Historic site has many amenable assets ideal for rental for your upcoming events, weddings, and business & social functions. Also, Ruthven Park National Historic site is ideal as a filming or television shot location.
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 […]
Join us for an afternoon filled with love and romance from the Thompson Family! Tickets onsale now, call toreserve your spot 905-772-0560 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you interested in learning the art of calligraphy but don’t know where to start? We will be hosting a workshop with Jenn Lewis from Quills Invitation and Fine Paper of Hamilton. Saturday, February 16th, 2019 10am – 2pm at Ruthven Park National Historic Site $225.00 per person, all tools and materials are provided and are for you to keep after […]
Year of the Bird Series: December – Northern Flicker Article by: Chris Harris, Environmental Physiology Technician at the University of Windsor As a birder whose enthusiasm has often exceeded his competency, I have always loved species that could be unambiguously identified and sexed both in the hand and field. Between the distinctive call, hefty size, […]
December 2018 Newsletter Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to you and your family from The Lower Grand River Land Trust and staff. Ruthven Park National Historic Site will be closed from December 22nd – January 6th inclusive. Please note, phone messages will be returned over the holidays. We thank you for your support over the […]
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
Phone: (905) 772-0560
Toll-free: (877) 705-7275
243 Haldimand Hwy. #54,
Cayuga, ON N0A 1E0