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
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, one of the defining moments on Canada’s road to confederation. Many of the Fenian troops were experienced soldiers, having served in the Federal or Confederate armies in the recent American Civil War. Armed with surplus U.S. Army weapons, these men proved to be fierce fighters, giving the Canadian provinces a terrible shock. On June 2, 1866, Fenian troops defeated Canadian forces at the Battle of Ridgeway. Fear generated by the Fenian raids helped lead to the Confederation of Canada in 1867. Battle re-enactments take place on Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. with a ceremony preceding the Saturday battle. All battles are free to watch. Military demonstrations, living history displays and more throughout the weekend. Site open 10-5, regular admission applies. For more information, please call Old Fort Erie at 905-871-0540.
June 18 - June 18 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM9.50Explore the Laura Secord Homestead with family-friendly activities focusing on how the sustainable life style of the past could benefit us today. Play games, check out new exhibits and then maybe even join the walk for all or part of Laura's 32-km trek. Admission: $9.50 adults; $6.25 children 6-12.