Are you ready to spend the day surrounded by Toronto's rich history? Great, because we're about to tell you all about the Campbell House Museum!
Did you know that the Campbell House Museum is one of the few surviving examples of Georgian architecture left in the city? Built in 1822 by Chief Justice William Campbell and his wife Hannah, Campbell House also has anothe reason to visit! It's the oldest remaining house from the original site of the Town of York too! Pretty impressive!
The home was designed for comfort for the family, as well as entertaining. The Campbells, at that time, were sociecally and economically established, and their children grown. During your visit you can hear all about the Campbell family and what their lives were like!
Campbell House was also constructed in a style that was in vogue during the late Georgian era known as Palladian architecture. This style was Italian in origin, and also featured elements of classical Greek and Roman architecture. See if you can spot which features of emphasized symmetry this relfects, and which grandiose proportions were created in order exhibit wealth.
Today, Campbell House is now the Campbell House Museum and offers families just like yours the chance to visit and learn all about the Campbell family, ensuring history comes to life through their innovative hands-on approaches to telling these stories whilst preserving important artefacts from Toronto's early heritage.
Don't miss some of the fun events Campbell House Museum host too! They're worth checking out, and something for the whole family!
Campbell House is on the northwest corner of Queen Street West and University Avenue, an easy walk from the city centre and just steps away from Osgoode Subway Station and the 501 and 502 street car route.
An underground municipal Green P parking lot is located one block east of Campbell House, at City Hall (110 Queen Street West), below Nathan Phillips Square; parking lot entrances are off Bay Street and off Queen Street West.
$6 (Ages 13 to 18)
Grab something to eat in the area before or after your visit!
Check the website for fun events hosted at the museum so you can put them in your diaries!
Campbell House Museum is committed to excellence in serving all visitors, including people with disabilities.
They welcome people with disabilities and their service animals. Service animals are allowed on the parts of the premises that are open to the public. Support persons for people with disabilities are always provided free admission.
Due to the historic nature of the building, there is limited physical accessibility. A ramp leading to the backdoor provides access to the main floor, however there is no elevator or ramp to the upper or lower levels. Washrooms are located on the lower level and are not wheelchair accessible.
All programs and tours are offered in a variety of formats on request.
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