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Inge-VaDigital Doors Open Kingston - Part 2

  • In-person
  • Digital Doors Open
  • Kid-friendly
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust
  • Photography allowed
  • Virtual tours

Inge-Va is celebrating its 200th anniversary! This stone residence was built for the district’s first Episcopalian minister. Ella Inderwick purchased the property in the 1890s and named it "Inge-Va" — a Tamil word meaning "come here." During Doors Open, enjoy tours of the house and gardens, a vendor marketplace and a re-enactment of the last fatal duel fought in Upper Canada.

Located in the heart of Perth, this late-Georgian stone residence was built in 1823 for Reverend Michael Harris, the first Episcopalian minister in the district. By 1833, it was the home of Thomas Mabon Radenhurst, a prominent lawyer in the community. Ella Inderwick purchased the property from the Radenhurst family in the 1890s and named it "Inge-Va" — a Tamil word meaning "come here." Her son Cyril, a founder of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario in 1933, inherited the property. Inge-Va was donated to the Ontario Heritage Trust by Cyril's wife Winnifred in 1974. As part of Digital Doors Open, take a virtual tour of Inge-Va to learn more about the history and archaeological discoveries.

Contact info

66 Craig Street
Perth, Ontario



Year built: 1823-24
Building type:Historical landmark
Architectural style:Georgian

Dates/hours open

Sep 23, 10:00am - Sep 23, 04:00pm

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