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.

The Thompson family made an impact on the development of early Canada through their involvement in politics, business, the military and later in the arts.

VISIT

The Thompson family made an impact on the development of early Canada through their involvement in politics, business, the military and later in the arts.
Get involved at Ruthven Park. We welcome volunteers and new members to join our team. A variety of curriculum-based tours is available for schools and provide experiences not available in the classroom.

PARTICIPATE

Get involved at Ruthven Park. We welcome volunteers and new members to join our team. A variety of curriculum-based tours is available for schools and provide experiences not available in the classroom.
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.

DISCOVER

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.

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. 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 property as they move through their life cycle.

The 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.

Upcoming Events

Curiosity Room Collection Exhibit Ready for Curious Visitors

Did you know Ruthven Park National Historic Site has a new temporary exhibit on display? Here is a sneak peek of what you will see when you enter the back room of the Thompson Mansion, the first stop on the guided tour that takes place in the building: We are pleased to introduce the Curiosity […]

June 2017 Newsletter

Dear members and friends, Summer feels like it is in full swing at Ruthven Park although the season doesn’t officially begin until Wednesday, June 21, 2017. We hope you enjoy reading the June 2017 Newsletter, which can be downloaded by clicking the link in this post below. A special highlight in this edition of our […]

Fathers are FREE on Father’s Day!

In celebration of Father’s Day, Ruthven Park National Historic Site will offer free mansion tours to fathers on Sunday, June 18, 2017. Why not make an afternoon of your visit? Our site has plenty to offer in addition to tours of our magnificent 1840s Greek Revival Mansion: bird watching picnicking historic architecture (Gate House, Coach […]

Ruthven Park: The Perfect Starting Point For Hiking

This blog post was submitted by Sally Perkins. Explore the Heritage and Beauty of the Grand River The Grand River is the largest river in Southern Ontario, and the Lower Grand River Land Trust is just one of the many conservation areas along the banks of what was in 1994 declared a heritage river. This […]

National Tourism Week: May 28 – June 3, 2017

The staff of Ruthven Park National Historic Site wish our members, partners, visitors, and volunteers a productive and memorable National Tourism Week! Tourism Week in Canada is a grassroots initiative that brings attention to the economic opportunity available to Canada through travel and tourism and the public policy challenges preventing the sector from capitalizing on […]

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Summer Hours – May 20 to September 4

The Gate House: (office) open Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm, Saturday & Sunday 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. 

The Mansion: tours occur 10 am to 5 pm every hour on the hour with the last tour at 4 pm, 7 days a week. 

Contact Us:
Phone: (905) 772-0560 
Toll-free: (877) 705-7275

Mailing Address: 
243 Haldimand Hwy. #54,
Box 610
Cayuga, ON N0A 1E0