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
December 10 - December 11Join us for one last McFarland Tea before the winter – there’s no better way to celebrate the Holiday season! This year we will have a wonderful prix fixe menu available with all of our traditional Christmas treats! Adults $29.95; children 13 and under $17.95. Reservations are required for the tea room with various seatings available each day. Please call for information and reservations; 905-468-3322. Historic tours of the home are also available throughout the weekend from 12:00 to 5:00; last tour at 4:30. Tour admission: $6 adults; $3.90 children 6-12.
January 22 - December 22Featuring award winning classics, charming family favourites and culturally important recent releases, these films will be shown within NPC’s storied Old Fort Erie visitor centre theatre. The modern theatre has ample seating, surround sound and a large projector screen to showcase many of today’s finest films. Enjoy the historic surroundings while taking in great films on select Fridays throughout 2016, including special morning and matinee shows during the March Break. Each month, movies selected will reflect a specific theme, with Classic Movies being celebrated in January. For a complete listing of all featured films to be showcased, including pre-release movies to be screened in September, please visit: http://www.niagaraparks.com/niagara-falls-events/friday-night-flicks.html or call (905) 871-0540 for information.
March 11 - March 11 2:00 PM - 4:00 PMCome test 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 licenced event. Call 905-871-0540 or visit OldFortErie.com or LIKE "Niagara Parks Heritage" Facebook page, for more information and to register your team. Individual reservations welcome!