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Gibson House Museum

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A bit of history right in the middle of the modern

Gibson House presents the visitor with local history in a quiet oasis amongst the busy downtown... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2018
Susan M
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
North York history

This is a well preserved house and the oldest in North York, just off Yonge St. It gives a very... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2018
joeljj39
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Toronto, Canada
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Gibson House & Zion Schoolhouse are two of the 10 historic museums operated by the City of Toronto. Toronto's Historic Museums engage visitors, inspire passion, challenge ideas and connect the past to the present. Site Description: 5172 Yonge Street...more
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

Gibson House presents the visitor with local history in a quiet oasis amongst the busy downtown area. Within easy walk from the subway and pleasant to contrast the old building with the modern in a calm park setting. We visited on Thursday evening - the...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 31 May 2018

For $25 you get a lovely afternoon tea with finger sandwiches, especially baked desserts, and freshly made scones. Mom's also get a little gift of tea. You also get to tour the house which is very informative and interesting with helpful period dressed guides. There...More

4  Thank Kai-HT
Reviewed 28 May 2018

This is a well preserved house and the oldest in North York, just off Yonge St. It gives a very good idea of what life was like for the well-to-do almost 200 years ago. Visit the nearby 150 year old apple tree in Gibson Square.

Thank joeljj39
Reviewed 12 November 2017

This small museum 19th Century home is a nice escape hidden in the very busy neighbourhood of Norht Toronto. Check out the special activity days....a great short escape in time

1  Thank Davidtisme
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Having lived in Toronto for over 45 years, I have only recently decided to explore the fascinating history of the events that occurred in this city, and to visit some of the structures that still stand from the pre-confederation days The Gibson House is one...More

1  Thank civilwarToronto
GibsonHouse, Guest Relations Manager at Gibson House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Thank you civilwarToronto, for the visit and the kind words. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 14 July 2017

An old house turned into a museum lets visitors experience what life was like for early Canadians a couple of centuries ago. The house itself is only a handful of furnished rooms but the staff (some costumed) are ready to engage you in a trip...More

Thank Ivona_Kolo
GibsonHouse, Guest Relations Manager at Gibson House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Thanks Ivona, what a great review, thank you so much for the tips and advice for the neighbourhood too!

Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Gibson house is a small house that shows that days living style. There was a guide who guide us throw the house and explain everything for us. The ticket price is about 6$ that really worth it.

2  Thank Ghazal M
GibsonHouse, Guest Relations Manager at Gibson House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2016

Thanks for the visit Ghazal! And the kind words. We hope to see you again soon, maybe at one of our annual festivals :)

Reviewed 17 March 2016

Great tour of the historic house. Lots of activities to engage kids in learning about history and the Discovery Gallery was a big hit.

1  Thank Amanda H
GibsonHouse, Guest Relations Manager at Gibson House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2016

Thank you so much for making us a part of your March Break! Hope to see you again soon :)

Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

This museum just north of the 401 is an ideal place to spend two hours and do a picnic with the 6 to 10 year old. Nestled in between two 50+storey condos the 18th cemetery home of the first suyveyour of north York ( Toronto...More

1  Thank Adam W
GibsonHouse, Guest Relations Manager at Gibson House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2015

Thank you Adam for sharing your day with us! We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 11 January 2015

The Gibson House is set back on Yonge Street, in North York, close to the subway station. It is a very interesting museum built in 1851 by David Gibson, a Scottish immigrant, land surveyor, local politician and farmer who took part in the 1837 Rebellion...More

3  Thank Cana1Toronto
GibsonHouse, Community Manager at Gibson House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2015

Thank you so much for sharing your day with us! Sunday Tea and Tours are a great winter activity, but then we are biased as we love sitting next to the hearth fire and filling up on cookies and tea. We hope to see you...More

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