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Freeman Station Doors Open Burlington

Freeman Station

The Burlington Grand Trunk Railway Station, more commonly known as Freeman Station, was built in 1906 to replace the original two-storey Great Western Railroad station (built circa 1850), which burnt down in 1904. Until its closing in 1988, Freeman Station was a hub of activity for Burlington and the surrounding area, transporting both passengers and freight. Management and restoration of the Station was undertaken by community volunteers, now incorporated as the Friends of Freeman Station. As part of Digital Doors Open, watch the video below and step into Burlington's past with the Friends of Freeman Station. Diorama Director, Ken Taylor, shows how Freeman Station volunteers have brought 1920s Burlington back to life with a large diorama located in the station's basement.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Digital Doors Open
  • Virtual tour
  • Video
  • Guided tours available
  • Kid-friendly
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

1285 Fairview Street
Burlington, Ontario


Year built: 1906
Architect: Grand Trunk Railway
Building type: Transportation

Dates/hours open

Friday January 1 – Friday December 31, 2021
Part of Digital Doors Open Burlington

Freeman Station 1285 Fairview Street