visit this unique
National Historic Site.
1,500-acre Country Estate
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.
Today the site is owned by The Lower Grand River Land Trust Inc., a non-government, not-for-profit volunteer based organization. Our purpose is to conserve the cultural and natural landscapes for the enjoyment of our visitors. The mansion overlooks the Canadian Heritage Grand River which played a significant role in the early history of the area and development of the Ruthven site. An example would be the former industrial town of Indiana which was established in the mid-nineteenth century and is where David Thompson built his businesses and initially lived. A significant portion of Ruthven Park is also part of the North Cayuga Slough Forest, a provincially significant Area of Natural and Scientific Interest (ANSI) as well as an Environmentally Sensitive Area.
JOB POSTING – OPERATIONS COORDINATOR For detailed job description click here Ruthven Park National Historic Site in Cayuga, ON is seeking a full-time Operations Coordinator. Ruthven Park is a rural 1500-acre site owned by the Lower Grand River Land Trust, a not-for-profit, a non-government site which conserves, interprets and promotes the cultural and natural heritage landscapes. […]
Come and celebrate Valentine’s Day on Sunday, February 12 at 2pm. Enjoy tea and “delectables” in the stone Coach House followed by a talk on the Ruthven Valentine Collection and a tour. Pre-registration required, Adults $15, Seniors $13, Children $5.
Join us Monday, February 20 from 11am-3pm. Come out of hibernation and meet some of Ontario’s snakes, 11am – Ratsnake Nest box building – participate in a building bee; help construct nesting habitat for Ontario’s largest snakes 12:30pm – light refreshments and healthy snacks provided 1pm – Sciensational Snakes will bring a Live Snake Show […]
Monday, March 13 – Friday, March 17, March Break Tours of the Mansion will be offered from 1pm-3pm (last tour at 3). Enjoy a tour of the Greek Revival Mansion – home to 5 generations of the Thompson Family. Admission “break” half price.
The Gate House: (office) is open Monday to Friday 9 to 5.
The Mansion: will be open for special events (watch the website).
Mansion tours can be booked for groups of over 15 or more at other times, call to book and for more information.
Phone: (905) 772-0560
Toll-free: (877) 705-7275
243 Haldimand Hwy. #54,
Cayuga, ON N0A 1E0