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Billings Estate National Historic Site

Billings Estate National Historic Site

The Billings family settled on the shores of the Rideau River in 1812 and took an active role in shaping the community as it evolved over time and until the 1970s when they left the estate.  This National Historic Site on 8 acres of green space is also home to one of Ottawa’s oldest community cemeteries where well-known Ottawa pioneers, such as the Evans, Brouse and Firth families, are laid to rest.

2100 Cabot Street Ottawa Ontario K1H 6K1 (613) 247-4830 ottawa.ca/en/residents/arts-heritage-and-culture/museums-and-historic-sites/billings-estate-national-historic

Cumberland Heritage Village Museum

Cumberland Heritage Village Museum

Unique in the nation’s capital, Cumberland Heritage Village Museum provides an immersive, fun, and educational experience that showcases life in the 1920s and 30s with dozens of heritage and true-to-the-era reproduction buildings – including a working sawmill and blacksmith shop– heritage breed farm animals, people in costume, vintage tractor-pulled wagon rides, and so much more.

2940 Old Montreal Road Cumberland Ontario K4C 1G3 (613) 0833-3059 ext. 221 ottawa.ca/en/residents/arts-heritage-and-culture/museums-and-historic-sites/cumberland-heritage-village-museum

Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum

Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum

The Diefenbunker is a four-story, 100,000 square foot underground bunker, built between 1959 and 1961. The mandate of the Diefenbunker is to increase public interest in and a critical understanding of the Cold War, by preserving the Diefenbunker as a national historic site, and operating a Cold War Museum.

3929 Carp Road Carp Ontario K0A 1L0 (613) 839-0007 diefenbunker.ca

Doors Open Ottawa

Doors Open Ottawa

The City of Ottawa is proud to present Doors Open Ottawa, a free annual architectural event that celebrates our community’s built heritage at the beginning of June.

101 Centrepointe Drive Nepean Ontario K2G 0B5 (613) 580-9674 ottawa.ca/en/residents/arts-heritage-and-culture/museums-and-historic-sites/doors-open-ottawa

Fairfields Heritage House

Fairfields Heritage House

Come visit the museum, explore the grounds and chat with knowledgeable guides.  Imagine yourself in the past as you try on our dress-up costumes and play some old-fashioned games.  With guided tours, as well as programs and events for families, Fairfields Heritage House remains a hub of community activity.

3080 Richmond Road Nepean Ontario K2B 7J5 (613) 726-2652 ottawa.ca/en/residents/arts-heritage-and-culture/museums-and-historic-sites/fairfields-heritage-house

Haunted Walks Inc.

Haunted Walks Inc.

Haunted Walks walking tours present the city the way it was meant to be seen – up close and on foot. None of our stories are exaggerated and several years of research have gone into each tour. Our tours and stories are second to none!

46 Sparks Street Ottawa Ontario K1P 5A8 613-232-0344 hauntedwalk.com

Muséoparc Vanier Museopark

Muséoparc Vanier Museopark

Located in the heart of a unique urban park, the Vanier Museopark celebrates the rich heritage and history of its neighborhood, as well as its francophone culture, to ensure its longevity.

300 avenue des Pères Blancs Ottawa Ontario K1L 7L5 (613) 842-9871 museoparc.ca

Pinhey’s Point Historic Site

Pinhey’s Point Historic Site

Nestled on the banks of the Ottawa River approximately 40 minutes west of downtown, Pinhey’s Point features a nearly 200-year-old manor house and surrounding ruins and is an Ontario Heritage Trust site.

270 Pinhey’s Point Road Dunrobin Ontario K0A 1T0 (613) 832-4347 ottawa.ca/en/residents/arts-heritage-and-culture/museums-and-historic-sites/pinheys-point-historic-site