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.
Niagara Parks is preparing to celebrate the Bicentennial of the War of 1812. Plans are being made for special events beginning in 2012 - visit the official Visit 1812 website for updates on this important milestone shared by Canada and the United States of America - Celebrating 200 Years of Peace.
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 1Alas, poor John McFarland, who had recently announced his engagement to Miss Lady Grey, was found murdered in his own home! Come and be a detective so that we can figure out whether it was Colonel Mustard, Mrs. White, Mrs. Peacock, Professor Plum, Miss Scarlet, or Reverend Green who did him in.
All the classic characters from CLUE will now be found living in Upper Canada in the early 1800s, and they'll all have a connection to Mr. McFarland. Was it Miss Scarlet in the parlour with the candlestick? Was it Colonel Mustard in the front hall with the musket? Only you can help us solve the crime!
Tickets are $20 per adult or $15 for children 13 and under, which includes the evening's entertainment as well as homemade, famous McFarland treats. John McFarland's "servants" will be providing sweets and cookies as well as coffee, tea, and mulled cider in the conservatory. For more information and to reserve tickets please call 905-468-3322.
December 5 - December 7Part of the 16th Annual Rotary Holiday House Tour, McFarland House is decorated for an authentic 1812 Christmas.
Enjoy over one-thousand homemade Christmas cookies, hot chocolate, and mulled local cider available for this gorgeous house tour.
Tickets are $25 and include admission to over 12 amazing properties. Watch for tickets at many local retailers or contact the Rotary Club at 905-351-3807. On Sunday December 7th, visit McFarland House's own Holiday Open House with regular admission of $5.00 per person. Open 10am to 4pm.
December 13 - December 14The McFarland House conservatory opens for one last proper weekend of service in our tea room before the spring! Enjoy a full menu complete with all recipes prepared with the holidays in mind.
Reservations are required for this popular event. Accepting reservations starting October 1st, please call McFarland House at 905-468-3322.