With more than 165 years of history, this exquisite Georgian style estate was home to four generations of the Harris and Sayers families. Noted for its quiet presence in a picturesque park-like setting – Benares is filled top to bottom with original family possessions spanning 4 generations. Part of what makes Benares so unique is that more than 95% of the artifacts in the house are original to the Harris family and this home. It was restored and fully furnished with Harris Family items and opened to the public as Mississauga’s newest museum in 1995.
The Visitor Centre at Benares hosts an interpretive gallery about Benares Historic House and its original residents; it also includes an Exhibition Gallery with rotating exhibitions and displays.
Open Thursday to Sunday, noon to 4pm. Join us on October 19 for “The Round Table”, an interactive murder mystery and high tea held in the dining room of the historic house. On Oct. 27 & 28, step into the magical world of the “Fantastic Beasts of Benares” – beware of dragons!
*Partial Wheelchair Access & Food and Beverages available during events only