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RUTHVEN PARK

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.  

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.

TOUR

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.
Ruthven Park is one of two banding stations of the Haldimand Bird Observatory.

BIRD BANDING

Ruthven Park is one of two banding stations of the Haldimand Bird Observatory.
Get outside and start exploring our 5km network of trails.

HIKING

Get outside and start exploring our 5km network of trails.

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.

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Summer Hours

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

The Mansion: Tours are offered 7 days a week from May 18 – September 2. 

Tours times 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm and 3:30 pm. 

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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