Niagara-on-the-Lake’s oldest heritage house open for tours


Published November 28, 2022 at 4:24 pm

The McFarland House at 15927 Niagara Parkway in Niagara-on-the-Lake is Niagara Parks' oldest heritage house and it will be open for tours over the next two weekends. (All Photos: Niagara Parks)

The oldest heritage property now owned by Niagara Parks will be open for “Authentic Victorian Christmas” tours over the next two weekends.

McFarland House, located at at 15927 Niagara Parkway in Niagara-on-the-Lake, will be fully decorated by the Garden Club of Niagara so that visitors can step back into the time to see what the festive season looked like two centuries ago.

Built at the beginning of the 1800s by Scotsman John McFarland, the home was used as a military hospital during the War of 1812 by both the Americans and the British.

Since that time, it has stood as “a monument to the impeccable demeanor, good taste and gracious living that epitomizes the town of Niagara-on-the-Lake.”

It will be open for tours from December 2 to 4 and again December 10 and 11 from 10 am to 4 pm.

The McFarland House is a prominent stop along the annual now sold-out Niagara-on-the-Lake Rotary Holiday House Tour while also hosting its own Heritage Christmas open house.

“Experience an authentic Victorian Christmas decorated with handmade period décor, courtesy of the Garden Club of Niagara,” said Niagara Parks. “A true delight for all the senses, enjoy original recipe mulled cider or hot chocolate and homemade Christmas cookies, available for purchase each weekend.”

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