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.

James Rowe House Doors Open Whitby

James Rowe House

This frame house – built for James Rowe, Whitby’s first mayor – is one of the finest surviving examples of early building at Port Whitby. The house contains the original interior central hall floor plan. Relocated in 1999, the house is now a museum run by the Whitby Community Heritage Association. As part of Doors Open, enjoy the vintage camera display.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Full wheelchair access
  • Parking
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Washrooms

Contact info

301 Front Street West
Whitby, Ontario
Telephone: 905-668-5803


Year built: c. 1856
Building type: Attraction, Historical landmark, Museum, Private residence
Landscape: Landscape

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

James Rowe House 301 Front Street West