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Auberge Chesley’s Inn Doors Open Cornwall and SDG Counties

Auberge Chesley’s Inn

Ontario’s oldest inn was built in c. 1814 by Alsaints Chesley, one of three brothers from New York who fought on the revolutionary side during the American War of Independence. Chesley brought his family to Cornwall in 1800, and fought for the British during the War of 1812. Current owner Robert Prowse has lovingly restored the inn.

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Contact info

40 First Street West
Cornwall, Ontario
Telephone: 613-936-1111


Year built: c. 1814
Architectural style: Georgian
Building type: Commercial, Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

Saturday August 17 – Sunday August 18, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Auberge Chesley’s Inn 40 First Street West