Costumed interpreter preparing a meal at a wooden table
Small fontsMedium fontsLarge fonts

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.

Admission

Adult (13+ yrs)

$9.50 + tax

Child(6-12 yrs)

$6.25 + tax

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

Exterior of the white siding homestead with flag Woman in costume carrying bowl Old fireplace inside the homestead Costumed interpreter at glass display case

Upcoming Heritage Events

  • September 5 - September 5 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Learn about the Labor day holiday and its origins. See how the power of the press contributed.
  • September 10
    A murder has taken place at the fort and the inspector needs help to catch the culprit. Search for clues around the old stone fort and interview the suspects to help solve the crime. Prizes to be won! Starts at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for kids. No reservations required.
  • September 24 - September 24 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Have you ever wanted to try making your own natural dyes? Come find out how all the beautiful colours of years past were made. Try your hand at dyeing hand spun skeins to take home along with samples so you can continue your adventures in colour for yourself. Child friendly as well. Reservations required