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.

Billings Estate National Historic Site Doors Open Ottawa

Billings Estate National Historic Site

Braddish Billings, the first settler of Gloucester Township, built Ottawa’s oldest wood-frame house, Billings Estate National Historic Site, between 1827-29. Learn about the architectural details as you tour this home from basement to attic and learn about the property’s evolution. Explore the history of transportation in Ottawa from canoes to country roads in a new special exhibition, City in Motion.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available


Year built: 1827-29
Building type: Attraction, Historical landmark, Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 2 – Sunday June 3, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Billings Estate National Historic Site 2100 Cabot Street