Adelaide Hunter Hoodless Homestead - Historic Places Days

Adelaide Hunter Hoodless Homestead

St. George, Ontario
Type
House Museum/Homestead
Address
359 Blue Lake Road, St. George, ON, Canada
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Hours
Wednesday-Sunday 11AM-4PM
Phone
5194483873

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A historic farmhouse that depicts life in rural Canada West and what life was like for a young Adelaide Hunter Hoodless living on this homestead in St. George, Ontario.

Adelaide’s public career began after tragedy struck. Her youngest son, John Harold, passed away at the age of 14 months. Blaming herself for the tragedy, Adelaide vowed to improve education for rural women.

The homestead was built in 1830 by John Bray, a veteran of the War of 1812. Originally built as a simple frame cottage, the home was expanded over time. By c. 1875 it had been modified into its present form  that was popular in the late 19th century.

Amenities

  • Family-Friendly
  • Guided Tour
  • National Historic Site
  • Parking
  • Parkland
  • Washrooms
  • Wheelchair Access

Fun Facts

-The museum’s vast collection contains artefacts belonging to Adelaide and her family. Including a silver watch holder, a quilt, and a silver serving set.

– The homestead is owned and operated by the Federated Women’s Institute of Canada.

-The homestead was declared a national historic site in 1995.

-Adelaide’s portrait was featured on Canada Post stamp in 1993.

Location

359 Blue Lake Road, St. George, ON, Canada
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