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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.
Adult (13+ yrs)
$9.50 + tax
$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
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Upcoming Heritage Events
October 22 - October 29(Tours held on 22,28 & 29) Listen to ghost stories and the traditions of Halloween during this popular event. The evening concludes with the Burning of Guy Fawkes, a visitor favourite! Tour times available are 7:30, 7:45 and 8:00 p.m. with Guy Fawkes burning at 8:30 p.m. After the tour stick around and watch a classic Halloween movie in our 80-seat theatre. Admission is free with a purchase of an All Hallows’ Eve ticket. We are showing Halloween (2007) (Rated 18A) on October 22, Poltergeist (1982) (Rated 18A) on October 28, and The Addams Family (Rated PG) on October 29. Movies start at 9 p.m.; Drinks, popcorn and light snacks available for purchase. Reservations recommended. Call 905-871-0540 to register.
October 29 - October 29 5:00pm to 6:30pmThe event is to celebrate the 200 year anniversary of Mary Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein. The Homestead will be holding a kids party with games, snacks and crafts all themed around this wonderful work of gothic literature.
November 4 7:00 PMIn partnership with First Friday, relive the 1980s in Old Fort Erie’s Welcome Centre. Food and cash bar provided by The Smokin’ Buddha with music, games, karaoke and prizes throughout the evening. Starts at 7 p.m.; tickets $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Come dressed in 80s clothing for a chance to win a prize! Purchase tickets: http://firstfridaysniagara.wix.com/firstfridaysniagara