Whitehern Historic House & Garden

Services Offered


Kids Birthday Parties
Summer Camps
Drop-Ins Welcome
Kids Lessons
Regular Programs
Accommodates Special Kids
Free Parking
Wheelchair Accessible
Change Tables Available
Free Wi-Fi

Discover one of the finest examples of an intact historic home in Canada during a guided tour with a costumed interpreter. Three generations of the McQuesten family lived at Whitehern from 1852 until 1968. Among the last generation were six children who never married. In 1959, the three surviving members of the family bequeathed the home to the City with all its original contents.

Whitehern contains elements from many time periods – Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian – dating up to 1939 when the Honourable Thomas McQuesten was Minister of Highways. Explore the heritage of Victorian ideas and possessions that influenced life at Whitehern on the eve of World War II.

Party Packages

5 Party Packages

Take a trip back in time through Whitehern’s grand front door. Meet the McQuesten family through photograph’s and stories. Children in the past enjoyed playing games and eating ice cream as much as the kids of today.


Baby Bear's Birthday
AGES
2-5 yrs
MAX GUESTS
30
PRICE
$200+
Have a bear-themed party for your wee one’s birthday! This party is geared for young children, whose parents stay on site. Children will:... Read More

Birthday Tea
AGES
6-13 yrs
MAX GUESTS
15
PRICE
$180+
Dress-up in your best party frock and take a trip back in time through Whitehern’s grand front door. Meet the McQuesten family through ph... Read More

Teddy Bear's Birthday
AGES
5-7 yrs
MAX GUESTS
15
PRICE
$180+
Come and search for hidden teddy bears in the McQuesten family home and the cook’s quarters set in 1939. Children will: Enjoy an Eye-S... Read More

Fun & Games
AGES
5+ yrs
MAX GUESTS
15
PRICE
$180+
It’s a 1939-style birthday party! Children will: Explore the family home and the cook’s quarters set in 1939 Play traditional party g... Read More

Old Fashioned Ice Cream Party
AGES
8+ yrs
MAX GUESTS
15
PRICE
$180+
Take a trip back in time through Whitehern’s grand front door. Meet the McQuesten family through photograph’s and stories. Children in th... Read More

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