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.
Sunday, May 26th Join Elizabeth on a herb walk to see varieties of herbs and ‘weeds’ that grow in our region that you can use. They might already be growing in your backyard! In this 1 ½ hour walk around Ruthven historic site Elizabeth will explain what part of plants to use and how to […]
Ruthven National Historic Site Acrylic Paint Workshop Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. Pre-registration is required, $45 per person includes all material. Spring has finally arrived! Come and visually celebrate this wonderful season by painting your own masterpiece inspired by the passage of time and seasons. Local artist and educator, Heather Gross will lead […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Welcome Centre and Grounds: Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Saturday and Sunday closed or by chance.
The Mansion: Reminder that our regular tours of the Thompson Mansion season have come to an end. 2019 season will begin again May 18th. Tours will be offered 7 days a week from May 18 – September 2, tours times 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 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
Phone: (905) 772-0560
243 Haldimand Hwy. #54,
Cayuga, ON N0A 1E0