George Brown House is historically significant for its association with Father of Confederation, Globe newspaper founder and leading abolitionist George Brown (1818-80). In 1989, the Ontario Heritage Trust restored the building to its original state. Highlights include the art nouveau dining room, gracious front hall and Brown’s library. The site is often featured on the CBC television show "Murdoch Mysteries."
- Partial wheelchair access
- National Historic Site (Canada)
- Self-guided tours available
- Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust
Contact info186 Beverley Street
ArchitectureYear built: 1876
Architect: William Irving; Edward Hutchins
Architectural style: Second Empire
Building type: Historical house, Private residence
Dates/hours openSaturday May 26 – Sunday May 27, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.