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Petch Housein-person Doors Open Aurora

  • In-person
  • Parking
  • Self-guided tours available
Petch House

This log cabin belonged to the Petch family, who emigrated in 1818 from Yorkshire, England. The restoration, incorporating materials from the original construction, began in 2011. A rare example of early European residential construction methods brought to Canada in the early 19th century, this house offers a glimpse into the daily life of one of the town’s first Euro-Canadian families.

Contact info

86 John West Way
Aurora, Ontario


Year built: c. 1844

Architectural style:Log structure

Dates/hours open

Aug 15, 10:00am - Aug 15, 04:00pm

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.