Surrounded by the Carolinian Forest, along the banks of the Grand River, Chiefswood National Historic Site (NHS) is the birthplace and childhood home of renowned Mohawk and English poetess, E. Pauline Johnson. The historic site features identical entrances - the South entrance faces the river to welcome Six Nations community members who arrived by canoe, and the North entrance faces the road to welcome visitors from surrounding communities who arrived by horse-drawn carriage. The two entrances are a living symbol of the shared cultures of the Johnson family.
Chiefswood National Historic Site is a museum managed by Six Nations Tourism, a sub-department of Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation (SNGRDC). Located a short drive from Brantford, Chiefswood National Historic Site is a tourist destination aimed to provide a unique historical and cultural experience for all its visitors.
Chiefswood offers guided tours, changing seasonal exhibits and special events interpreting the history of Six Nations of the Grand River and is open Tuesday through Sunday, May to September.
To book a tour, contact Six Nations Tourism at 1-866-393-3001.
Click to visit the Six Nations Tourism website website to plan your trip.
Upcoming Events in 2019
April 21 - Easter Egg Hunt at 11:00 a.m. in partnership with Chiefswood Park
May 11 - Mother's Day High Tea at 11:00 a.m.
July-October (various Saturdays) - Whisper to the Moon Paddle and Paranormal Investigations
December 1-2, 8-9 - Victorian Christmas