While this site has participated in Doors Open Ontario in the past, it may not be part of the current season’s program. Please check the Home page for this year’s events and participating sites. For Toronto and Ottawa, check their local websites to confirm.

WillowbankDigital Doors Open Niagara-on-the-Lake

  • In-person
  • Digital Doors Open
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Parking
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust
  • Washrooms
  • Videos
  • Virtual tours

Come and visit this beautiful national historic site, Willowbank, which was built in 1834-36 in the Greek classical revival style. Since 2006, Willowbank has been home to the School of Restoration Arts. The school’s Heritage Conservation diploma program has trained students in the theory and practice of this unique field, helping shape a new generation of heritage conservation leaders.

Willowbank is a neoclassical estate house (1834) situated in a picturesque landscape. As a private residence, the estate changed hands several times. The site has over 8,000 years of documented human use, as Indigenous people used the ravine as a portage route. The lower campus is the Laura Secord School, built in 1914 (an extension was built in the 1950s). Learn more about Willowbank as part of Digital Doors Open by watching the video below, or take a campus tour of this exciting heritage conservation school.

Contact info

14487 Niagara Parkway
Queenston, Ontario
E-mail: willowbank@willowbank.ca


Year built: 1834-36
Building type:Educational facilityHistorical landmark
Architect: John Latshaw
Architectural style:Neoclassical

Dates/hours open

Oct 21, 10:00am - Oct 21, 02:00pm

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