Doors Open Ontario

The Doors Open Ontario 2018 season was a great success. Over 482,000 people visited sites in communities across the province. Thanks to our sponsors, partners and volunteers for their support, and to all who participated.

Wellington County Museum and Archives Doors Open Fergus-Elora

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.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque
  • Communication

Contact info

0536 Wellington Road 18, RR 1
Fergus, Ontario
Telephone: 519-846-0916


Year built: 1877
Architect: Victor Stewart
Architectural style: Victorian
Building type: Attraction, Historical landmark, Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 16, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Wellington County Museum and Archives 0536 Wellington Road 18, RR 1