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.
- Full wheelchair access
- National Historic Site (Canada)
- Guided tours available
- Self-guided tours available
- Site has blue and gold provincial plaque
- Women's history
Contact info0536 Wellington Road 18, RR 1
ArchitectureYear built: 1877
Architect: Victor Stewart
Architectural style: Victorian
Building type: Attraction, Historical landmark, Museum
Dates/hours openSaturday June 16, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.