The oldest surviving pre-confederate First Nations mansion in Ontario, Chiefswood National Historic Site is the mid-19th century birthplace and childhood home of E. Pauline Johnson, celebrated Mohawk poetess. Built in 1856, the house was constructed with two front doors, which reference Chiefswood’s function as a meeting place between two cultures.
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.
June 9 and August 11, 2018: Afternoon Tea at Pauline's
Enjoy high tea and light refreshments at Chiefswood National Historic Site accompanied by a free self-guided tour (booklet included) of the 162 year old home. Morning tea is from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and afternoon tea is from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Registration is required.
May 26, June 9 & 23, August 4 & 25, and September 8 & 22, 2018: Whisper to the Moon, Paranormal Paddle
Join Six Nations Investigates Paranormal Experienes (SNIPE) as they paddle down the Grand River under the moonlight to Chiefswood national Historic Site. Local guides will share ghost stories and legends of the Six Nations Territory as they lead you through a paranormal investigations at Chiefswood.
Click to visit the Six Nations Tourism website website to plan your trip.