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
February 27 - February 27 Doors open at 1:30pm5.00Test your knowledge of general trivia topics from history and geography to famous movies and music. Prizes for the top two teams. Limited snack bar menu during this specially licenced event. Sign up as a team (maximum 8 per team) or individually. Starts at 2 p.m., with doors opening at 1:30 p.m. Call 905-871-0540 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to sign up.
June 3 - June 35.00Learn the gory, gruesome details on Old Fort Erie’s popular ghost tours. Visitors will tour the hollowed grounds of the fort and hear eerie tales at Canada’s bloodiest battlefield. Tour starts at 9 p.m.
June 11 - June 120.00Come and witness the 150th anniversary of the Fenian attempt to take Canada. Battle re-enactments, demonstrations and more. A full schedule of events to follow.