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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
  • Women's history

Contact info

0536 Wellington Road 18, RR 1
Fergus-Elora, Ontario
Telephone: 519-846-0916
www.wellington.ca/en/museum-and-archives.aspx

Architecture

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