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Ruthven Park National Historic Site

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Address: 243 Haldimand Highway #54, Cayuga, Ontario N0A 1E0, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 905-772-0560
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Experience the 1,500-acre country estate and former home of five...

Experience the 1,500-acre country estate and former home of five generations of the Thompson family located in southwestern Ontario in rural Haldimand County.

Daily mansion tours begin May 20, 2017!

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Beautiful place to go either alone to have quite peaceful time to your self. Also a great place to meet family and friends to explore the grounds lots of history in this place.

Reviewed 20 November 2016
Jennifer D
Cayuga, Canada
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Cayuga, Canada
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 20 November 2016

Beautiful place to go either alone to have quite peaceful time to your self. Also a great place to meet family and friends to explore the grounds lots of history in this place.

Thank Jennifer D
Marilynn H, General Manager at Ruthven Park National Historic Site, responded to this review

thanks for the plug and for visiting our site! Hope to see you for some of our upcoming programs! More 

Brantford, Canada
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

My friend and I have a tradition to explore the spooky sites of the area around Halloween. This year she found the Ruthven Ghost Tour and booked it for the evening of October 21st. I had never been to Ruthven park before (even though I live in the area) and was really impressed with the property. Our tour guide was... More 

Thank J S
Ennismore, Canada
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

We attended a wedding in the Coach House. It was perfect ! Lots of room in and out for guests to move about. I wish the no smoking policy was for the entire site.

Thank Susafros
Edmonton, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

We got lost but stopped to phone about a half hour before we were due. The guy that talked to us gave directions and we said we were on our way and fairly close by. He promised to pass on the message. Good. We arrived five minutes late and found that whoever we talked to had basically hung up the... More 

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Madeline S, Front Office Manager at Ruthven Park National Historic Site, responded to this review

Hi Linda, Thank you for your review. We apologise that you did not have a positive experience with our site last year. If you call us again, we would be happy to book a Mansion tour for the four people in your party and we will be sure to send understandable directions to you ahead of time, as this seems... More 

London, Canada
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Reviewed 7 July 2016

When you enter the property check in at the gatehouse to pick up your map and pay admission ( seniors rate available) for the mansion tour. Follow the gravel road to the mansion. You will pass the Indiana Village Cemetery on your right. Plenty of parking and washrooms (handicap accessible). The mansion tours leave on the hour and approx. an... More 

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Port Stanley, Ontario
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3 reviews
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Walking around the grounds and checking out the cemetery was lovely and intriguing. We were fascinated & impressed by the work done on the adjoining lands to create "butterfly and bird friendly" fields. It was inspiring to witness the Carolinian influence brought back -- what work has been done! Congratulations to all who took on such a task and so... More 

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Brantford, Canada
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Reviewed 30 October 2015

We drove to Ruthven park, with no expectations, and really not knowing what sort of attraction we would find beyond the front gates. I might have, had I looked online, but we were pleasantly surprised to find a well groomed estate from the 1800's, and for a bonus they were celebrating an exhibit about our 1st World War. If you... More 

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Niagara Falls Ontario
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Reviewed 9 September 2015

An excellent place to learn about and take in some local history. The house has been kept up to original standards and has a few very unique features.i.e. the main stairwell. The guide, very informative, lead us on a leisurely tour of the premises. There are also several outdoor paths to explore the grounds. Well worth a day trip.

2 Thank Locksley9
Kitchener, Canada
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Reviewed 31 August 2015

Our Ghost Walk began at 9 PM, which included a trip through the Thompson Manor, and a walk to two cemeteries. The ghost stories that were told by our guide, the blackened skies due to cloud cover made this an enjoyable outing. Seeing inside the Thompson Manor at night is a rare experience, one I will not forget. The artifacts... More 

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Hamilton, ONtario
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Reviewed 14 August 2015

Definitely worth touring. Our tour guide Teresa was pleasant and knowledgeable. This is a really interesting place! With a two-for-one online coupon, it was also very reasonably priced. We went on to dine at the Twisted Lemon... a great morning.

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