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Ruthven Park National Historic Site

243 Haldimand Highway #54, Cayuga, Ontario N0A 1E0, Canada
+1 905-772-0560
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Beautiful place to go either alone to have quite peaceful time to your self. Also a great place to... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2016
Jennifer D
Cayuga, Canada
Ghost Tour 2016

My friend and I have a tradition to explore the spooky sites of the area around Halloween. This... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2016
Brantford, Canada
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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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  • Very good16%
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  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
243 Haldimand Highway #54, Cayuga, Ontario N0A 1E0, Canada
+1 905-772-0560
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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 reviewResponded 24 November 2016

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

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...More

Thank J S
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
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...More

Thank Linda C
Madeline S, Front Office Manager at Ruthven Park National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

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...More

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...More

Thank Whiskerskip
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...More

Thank pattykeane
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...More

1  Thank travelBUG1953
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...More

2  Thank Locksley9
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...More

2  Thank citypins
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.

3  Thank Ontario78
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We were disappointed that we could not purchase some of the photos of the property and family tree. Opportunity to increase income for property. Post Cards unavailable.
8 July 2016|
Response from Marilynn H | Property representative |
Thank you for taking the time to comment and describe your experience. We are truly sorry your experience was not positive and will follow up and make sure that staff is on top of this. GPS has not helped so will look into... More