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Gibson House Museum

5172 Yonge St, Toronto, Ontario M2N 5P6, Canada
+1 416-395-7432
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History In Our Own Backyard

Having lived in Toronto for over 45 years, I have only recently decided to explore the fascinating... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
civilwarToronto
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Toronto
Very charming trip back in time

An old house turned into a museum lets visitors experience what life was like for early Canadians a... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2017
Ivona_Kolo
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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 between Sheppard and Finch, north of and accessible from Park Home Avenue, behind the Gibson Square condominiums. Limited free accessibility parking on site; nearby paid underground and street level parking. Gibson House Museum is just north of the North York Centre TTC station - walk north on the west side of Yonge St. and then west (or left) along Park Home Avenue to our new entrance, just beside Gibson Park. Hours of Operation: Mid-September to June Hours: Wednesday to Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. 1 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays March Break Hours: Wednesday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 1 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays July and August Hours: Wednesday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursdays. Closed on holidays, first 2 weeks in January and first 2 weeks in September Admission: Regular admission: Adults $6.19, Seniors/Youth $3.54, Children $2.65 (plus tax) ($6.99; $4.00; $2.99 with tax) Christmas admission: Adults $7.08, Seniors/Youth $4.42, Children $3.76 (plus tax) November 18 to December 31, 2015 ($8.00; $4.99; $4.25 with tax) Gibson House Built in 1851, Gibson House was the home of Scottish immigrant David Gibson and his family. He was a land surveyor who helped map early Toronto. Wanted by the government for participating in the Upper Canada Rebellion of 1837, Gibson was forced to flee to the United States where he and his family remained for 11 years. On their return to York County, the Gibsons built this beautiful home and once again became active members of their rural community. Visitors can step back in time and explore this elegant farmhouse. Its serene Georgian-style exterior belies the dramatic lives of the Gibson family. Don't just read about Toronto history - taste it, touch it, hear it and explore it.
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1 week ago
“History In Our Own Backyard”
14 Jul 2017
“Very charming trip back in time”
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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5172 Yonge St, Toronto, Ontario M2N 5P6, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank civilwarToronto
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
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.

1  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

Reviewed 3 July 2013

The Gibson house is a local gem that shares what it was like to live in North York when it was simple a few settlers and farmland. Although now it's a bit difficult to find because it is eclipsed by skyscrapers that adds to the...More

2  Thank Angeline M
Reviewed 17 December 2012 via mobile

If you're determined to see all of Toronto's historic homes, otherwise I can't really recommend it. The house is pretty small, easily seen in its entirety in about 30 minutes, and the surrounding grounds are pretty scant. I definitely enjoyed visiting places like Spadina House...More

2  Thank Zeusthecockapoo
Reviewed 5 August 2012

The Gibson House is a museum dedicated to the man who helped lay out the plans for the city of Toronto. My friend and I took a tour there one day and we thoroughly enjoyed it! The tour guide was so good, informative and interactive,...More

5  Thank Aaaa77
Reviewed 6 July 2012

A good place to visit with children or out of town guests. It's a small place so nice to combine the visit with another activity.

1  Thank Gingey67
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