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Guided Tours at Billings Estate National Historic Site – Doors Open Ottawa
June 5 - 10:00 - 16:00
Guided tours: Sunday, June 5, 2022 from 10 am to 4 pm (see schedule).
Reservations are strongly encouraged. Drop-ins will be accommodated only
if capacity allows. Maximum of 10 visitors per tour group.
Self-guided visit: June 4 and 5 from 10 am to 4 pm.
Admission is free on Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5 as part of Doors Open Ottawa.
Join us in celebrating the 20th anniversary of Doors Open Ottawa with a guided tour
focused on the built heritage of Billings Estate National Historic Site, including Ottawa’s
oldest wood-framed house. Today, this former hub of a farming community sits on 8.8 acres
in the Alta Vista neighbourhood. The estate includes a museum in the main house, several
outbuildings, and a cemetery where more than 140 community and family members are
laid to rest.
Bonus! Complement your visit to the museum on Sunday, June 5 by placing an order for a
Takeaway Tea box. Pick-up hours will be extended: 10:30 am to 4 pm. Advance orders are
required. Call 613-580-2088 ext. 35258 by Thursday at noon. Cost: $11.30 per serving.
Guided tour schedule: Sunday, June 5. Reserve your tour online.
10 am – 10:45 am (English)
11 am – 11:45 am (English)
1 pm – 1:45 pm (English)
2 pm – 2:45 pm (French)
3 pm – 3:45 pm (English)
Please note: Portions of the guided tour will take place outdoors on the museum grounds.
Dress accordingly for weather and select appropriate footwear for gravel, grass, and some
uneven terrain. The museum is located in a historic house. Due to building standards of the
time, not all parts of the museum may be accessible to all. Access to the second floor
includes stairs. If you have questions regarding accessibility, please don’t hesitate to contact
the museum at 613-580-2088 or [email protected].