While this site has participated in Doors Open Ontario in the past, it is not part of the current season’s program. Please check the Home page for this year’s events and participating sites.

Wellington County Museum and Archivesin-person Doors Open Elora and Fergus

  • In-person
  • 2024 theme: Adaptive reuse
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available
  • Kid-friendly
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Parking
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque
  • Washrooms
Wellington County Museum and Archives

Built in 1877, this National Historic Site remains the last poor house in Canada. A museum since 1975, it is now home to multiple galleries, several outdoor features and state-of-the-art archives – and tells the story of the history of Wellington County. The museum attic and Poor House Cemetery will be highlights this year for Doors Open Fergus-Elora.

Contact info

0536 Wellington Road 18, RR 1
Fergus, Ontario



Year built: 1877
Building type:AttractionHistorical landmarkMuseum
Architect: Victor Stewart
Architectural style:Victorian

Dates/hours open

Jun 16, 10:00am - Jun 16, 04:00pm

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