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McFarland House

For more than two centuries, McFarland House has stood as a monument to the impeccable manners, good taste and gracious living that epitomizes Niagara-on-the-Lake. Visit us and experience a taste of Georgian style and pace. Qualified costumed interpreters provide guided tours of this historic home throughout the day.

Join us for two elegant and unique events taking place at McFarland House during Niagara Parks' Aura! A McFarland Christmas from December 2 to 4 and our annual Holiday Tea from December 10 to 11th.

Built in 1800, the House is the oldest property owned by The Niagara Parks Commission. Located in a picturesque park setting with playground facilities and a baseball diamond, the House is adjacent to the Niagara River Recreation Trail. McFarland Park also offers a covered picnic pavilion which seats approximately 250 people, with water and washroom facilities nearby.

In preparation for the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 McFarland House has undergone some much needed renovations since last season. This is the first occasion that such large scale improvements have been made to the property. The house was last renovated in 1955 before the site opened to the public in the spring of 1959.

We are very proud of these enhancements to our facilities which will allow us to better serve our guests. We have built a new historically inspired conservatory, created modern washrooms, and drastically renovated the interior spaces within the back wing of the home to make the property more accessible and welcoming for all who come to visit.

Conservatory Tea Room

The McFarland House Conservatory Tea Room is open from May 7 until Labour Day and weekends only throughout fall until Halloween. Reservations are highly recommended. Please see our full hours of operation (Last walk-in seating at 4:15 p.m.) Enjoy an array of luncheon options as well as McFarland House's famous Afternoon Tea, homemade scones, and desserts. Our wine list features local vintages of VQA wines from the Niagara Region. We look forward to seeing you soon for an afternoon of refined and relaxed Georgian simplicity.

The tea room at McFarland House is also available for bridal showers and private functions. Imagine holding your special occasion amidst the Georgian elegance and lush parkland of one of Niagara’s oldest manor homes! Please call for more details.

McFarland House Tea Room Menu

Admission

Adult (13+ yrs)

$6.25 + tax

Child(6-12 yrs)

$4.05 + tax

Children 5 and under are FREE at all Niagara Parks attractions.

Free parking is available for visitors. For group tours, please contact the group sales department at 1-877-642-7275 ext.2

Upcoming McFarland Events

  • May 14 - May 14 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    The Historic McFarland House is a local gem, preparing freshly baked goods and traditional tea throughout the spring and Summer Seasons. McFarland House re-opens for this exclusive high tea for Mother's Day. Call 905-468-3322 to reserve. Tour admission: $6 adults; $3.90 children 6-12
  • December 1 - December 3
    Enjoy a lush Victorian Christmas with period decorations at the historic McFarland House in partnership with the Garden Club of Niagara and the Rotary Club of Niagara-on-the-Lake.
  • December 9 - December 10
    The Historic McFarland House is a local gem, preparing freshly baked goods and traditional tea throughout the spring and Summer Seasons. McFarland House re-opens for this exclusive high tea for the holidays. Call 905-468-3322 to reserve.

15927 Niagara Parkway, Niagara-on-the-Lake, (905) 468-3322

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