Museum

Backus-Page House Museum & Agricultural Centre

Wallacetown, ON

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Where are we going?

Address: 29424 Lakeview Line, Dutton/Dunwich, Elgin County, Southwestern Ontario, Ontario, N0L 2M0, Canada Number: 5197623072 Website Contact How do we get there?

What is there to do?

Tour our 1850s Georgian style house, heritage gardens and grounds, and the new Agricultural History Centre.  Situated within John E. Pearce Provincial Park, there is the Wetlands Storey Trail and the Spicer Trail, picnic tables and barrier free washrooms.  Learn the history of the early Talbot Settlement focusing on historic Dunwich and Aldborough Townships.  Special events may require advance ticket purchasing.    

How much does it cost?

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Adults

$10.00

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Children

$5.00

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Last Updates

2021

Any top tips?

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Bring a camera. Plan an hour for your museum tour. Walking trails wear comfortable, sturdy shoes, bring water, sunscreen and bug spray. Always check for ticks afterwards.

I'm Hungry!

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We have water on site for sale $1.00/bottle. For food we suggest restaurants in nearby Wallacetown and Dutton or bring your own picnic.

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Where is it at?

Directions

From the 401, exit at Dutton Currie Road. Drive south on Currie Road through the towns of Dutton and Wallacetown. At Lakeview Line, turn left. Backus-Page House Museum is on your left.

Teachers corner

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Field Trips are available for home learners and schools for all ages. Half days or full days. History, social studies, nature and the environment activity stations can be provided. Please contact us for details.

Can I get one of those?

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Inside the house museum is a gift shop with local history books, pioneer toys and games, stickers, magnets, greeting cards, local maple syrup and more. We accept cash, Visa, Master Card and Debit.

Need a little extra help?

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Our washrooms are barrier free. Walkways are chips and dust and suitable for all abilities. The Agricultural Centre is fully accessible, but the house museum built in 1850 does have a second floor. We can show a video/slide show of the upstairs to anyone unable to use stairs. Being a historic building we are unable to install a lift or elevator.

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Baby Facilities

A microwave in the staff kitchen can be made available to visitors. A Baby Change table is installed in one of our barrier free washrooms.

When can we go?

11am - 4pm

May 1 to Thanksgiving, December, and otherwise by appointment. We suggest checking our website for hours of operation and special events.

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