Chiefswood National Historic Site - Historic Places Days

Chiefswood National Historic Site

Ohsweken, Ontario
House Museum/Homestead
1037 Brant County Highway 54, Ohsweken, ON, Canada
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Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 am to 4:00 (available for private bookings)

This is the house that love built.

This is the home of George Henry Martin Johnson and his English born wife Emily Susanna Howells. It is a love story. It stands as a testament to the remarkable lives of the Johnson Family, who resided here for 28 years from 1856 to 1884.

The rooms of this home echoed with the traces of children’s laughter, music, dinner parties, and political debates, the clanging of dishes, the dreams of dreamers, and the weary sighs of mourning for loved ones, lost.

Every inch of this home has a story to tell, from the tip of her toes to the top of her head.

The home is a true blending of both English and Hodinosho:ni  cultures, inside and out.


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

Fun Facts

-The historic site was built with only Walnut, carefully selected, harvested, and milled on this very property

-It once consisted of a barn, horse stable, ice house and tenants house.

-Known as the “White house on the Hill”

-Once sat on 200 acres of land, and now only sits on 4 acres.

-The Johnson family received special guests such as Alexander Graham Bell, the Marquess of Lorne, Princess Louise, Prince Arthur, Lord Dufferin and Hortatio Hale.

-The house hosts Paranormal Investigations with SNIPE


1037 Brant County Highway 54, Ohsweken, ON, Canada
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