Doors Open Ontario

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 Archives Doors Open Elora and Fergus

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

  • Environment
  • 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

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