The Laura Secord Homestead
Home of Canada's Most Famous Heroine
During the war of 1812, a brave woman set out on a perilous journey in the service of her country and stepped forever into the history and folklore of Niagara. Travel back in time to the lovingly restored Laura Secord Homestead and be enchanted by stories of her adventures and surroundings as interpreted by authentically costumed guides.
Guided tours are provided by qualified costumed interpreters, providing information about this historic house and the history of the area. Light refreshments, ice cream, Laura Secord chocolates and a selection of quality souvenirs are available.
Children 5 and under are FREE at all Niagara Parks attractions.
Free parking is available for visitors. For group tours, please contact our group sales department at 1-877-642-7275 ext.2
Facts & Figures
The Laura Secord Homestead was:
- the residence of Canadian heroine Laura Secord from 1803 to 1835;
- ransacked by invading American soldiers during the Battle of Queenston Heights in October of 1812, during the War of 1812;
- the starting point of Laura Secord's perilous 32-kilometre (20 mile) journey to warn the British of an imminent American surprise attack in June of 1813 during the War of 1812;
- restored and furnished with original furniture by the Laura Secord Candy Company in 1971 and gifted to The Niagara Parks Commission in 1998; and
- in the pleasant village of Queenston, just off the scenic Niagara Parkway conveniently located minutes away from a WEGO bus stop in Queenston Heights Park and a short walk away from the Bruce Trail and the Niagara River Recreation Trail.
29 Queenston Street, Queenston, (905) 262-4851
Upcoming Heritage Events
November 27 - November 27 7 PM5.00Throughout 2015, Niagara Parks Heritage will be presenting specially selected films at our historic Old Fort Erie. Featuring award-winning classics and culturally important recent releases, all presented in our grand and storied venue. You won't just be watching history, you'll be living it!
Now Playing - The Book ThiefWhile subjected to the horrors of World War II Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. In the basement of her home, a Jewish refugee is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.
November 28 1pm - 3pm0.00Please join us at Laura Secord for a garland making workshop on Saturday Nov 28th from 1-3pm for $20 all supplies and light refreshments included.
December 4 - December 66.00Come tour the house for a lush Victorian Christmas with period decorations in partnership with the Garden Club of Niagara and the Rotary Club of Niagara-on-the-Lake. We use all natural materials from local gardens in order to preserve and recreate the historical authenticity of Holiday seasons past. Homemade Christmas cookies, rich traditional hot chocolate, and historic mulled apple cider will delight your senses and tempt your palate while you tour the property. We will be open from 10:00 to 4:00 each day. Tour admission: $6 adults; $3.90 children 6-12.