Whitehern Historic House & Garden National Historic Site
Discover one of the finest examples of an intact historic home in Canada during a guided tour with a costumed interpreter. Three generations of the McQuesten family lived at Whitehern from 1852 until 1968. Among the last generation were six children who never married. In 1959, the three surviving members of the family bequeathed the home to the City with all its original contents.
Whitehern contains elements from many time periods – Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian – dating up to 1939 when the Honourable Thomas McQuesten was Minister of Highways. Explore the heritage of Victorian ideas and possessions that influenced life at Whitehern on the eve of World War II.
Timed tours are scheduled at:
- 12:10 pm
- 1:30 pm
- 3 pm
Regular admission rates and hours of operation apply to all events unless otherwise indicated.
FREE - Infants five years old or younger
$5.25 - Children ages 6 to 12
$7.50 - Students ages 13 to 17, must show valid student ID
$8.75 - Adults ages 18 to 59
$7.50 - Seniors ages 60 and above
$24.25 - Family of two adults and unlimited dependent children under 18 years old
Hours & Holiday Closures
Tuesday to Sunday from 12 noon to 4 pm.
Closed on Mondays, Good Friday, Canada Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.
Depending on availability, we will open outside of regular hours for pre-booked groups.
The purchase of a $250 permit is required for all outdoor photography involving 10 or more people. Please call the museum to book your time.