McFarland House

Please note that McFarland House is closed for the 2021 season.

McFarland House

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For more than two centuries, McFarland House has stood as a monument to the impeccable demeanour, good taste and gracious living that epitomizes Niagara-on-the-Lake. Built at the turn of the 19th century by Scotsman John McFarland, the home was used as a military hospital during the War of 1812 by both the Americans and the British. Today, costumed interpreters provide guided tours of this historic home with several special events hosted throughout the year. McFarland House is the oldest property owned by Niagara Parks.

The home is nestled in McFarland Park, open for picnicking, walking and cycling with public washrooms available at the north end of the park.


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Conservatory Tea Room

Conservatory Tea Room

McFarland House is home to a glass-enclosed tea room serving freshly baked scones and delicate desserts with traditional afternoon tea. Enjoy an array of luncheon options, all handmade using period appropriate ingredients and preparation. This beautiful three-season room is also available for bridal showers and private functions!

The Garden Club of Niagara

The heritage gardens outside McFarland House are tended by the Garden Club of Niagara. They are designed the same way gardens would have been in the past, featuring a wonderful mix of items a home would need throughout the four seasons. Discover medicinal herbs, plants for culinary uses and flowers used for decorating. Many of the vegetables grown in the heritage gardens are used to create delicious items served inside the historic tea room.

The Garden Club of Niagara
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15927 Niagara Parkway, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L2E 6T2

(905) 468-3322

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Niagara Parks is committed to protecting the health and safety of all guests and staff. Face coverings are required at all indoor spaces and attractions within Niagara Parks, and proof of vaccination is required at some locations.

Niagara Parks s'engage à protéger la santé et la sécurité de tous ses invités et de son personnel. Des couvre-visages sont requis dans tous les espaces intérieurs et attractions de Niagara Parks et une preuve de vaccination est requise à certains endroits.