Keillor House Museum - Historic Places Days

Keillor House Museum

Dorchester, New Brunswick
House Museum/Homestead
4974 Main Street, Dorchester, NB, Canada
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Daily 10am to 5pm
(506) 379-6633

The maids and hired hands of Keillor House, circa 1813, are here to guide you on a journey into a colourful corner of New Brunswick’s past.

The Keillor story is not one that you hear often: A tale of hard work and diligence where a simple yoeman-farmer from Yorkshire, England, raised his social status to become a respected Gentleman; no simple feat in those times.

The story weaves through the handsome Georgian stone mansion and touches on place and politics of a young New Brunswick, and leads through the entire Victorian era and a cavalcade of unique and interesting characters.  Your journey also includes a visit to the Coach House where the Dorchester Penitentiary exhibit provides a glimpse into a world that most never see.


  • Family-Friendly
  • Guided Tour
  • Parking
  • Pet-Friendly
  • Washrooms
  • Wheelchair Access

Fun Facts

Did you know that we offer unique experiences?

Keillor Hearth Cooking Experience

The romantic glow of a fire stirs a multitude of emotions for all who bask in the warmth and light of the burning embers.  There is something special, even magic, about preparing a meal in such a setting.  With the Keillor Hearth Cooking Experience you will be led through the process of cooking a complete meal using techniques that were largely abandoned in the 1860’s when cast iron stoves became widely available.  You will prepare a stew in a cauldron over the open flame, cook biscuits in the wall oven and bake a pie in a Dutch oven over embers on the open hearth.  All the way from starting the fire to eating the meal: experience the whole process.  This slow food adventure is suitable for ages 8 and up and is designed for a group of 2 to 8 people.


Reservations required


4974 Main Street, Dorchester, NB, Canada
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