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 Housein-person Doors Open Whitby

James Rowe House

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

Contact info

301 Front Street West
Whitby, Ontario
E-mail: events@whitby.ca


Year built: c. 1856
Building type:AttractionHistorical landmarkMuseumPrivate residence

Dates/hours open

May 04, 10:00am - May 04, 04:00pm

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.