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Guided Tour of Benares Historic House

Guided Tour of Benares Historic House

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Enjoy a themed guided tour of Benares Historic House. Suggested donation of $10 per person.

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The Museums of Mississauga welcome visitors for pre-booked tours. Please book your tour by registering on Eventbrite or call us at 905-615-4860, ext 2110.

One ticket is valid for up to 10 people.

Groups larger than 10 cannot be accommodated in the same time slot. An additional time slot must be booked.

About Benares Historic House:

With more than 165 years of history, this exquisite Georgian style estate was home to four generations of the of the Harris and Sayers families. The house was restored and fully furnished to represent life in rural Ontario in 1918.

Cedar Park & Cherry Hill: Mississauga’s Forgotten Black History

The Museums of Mississauga invite visitors to learn about the stories of some Early Black Settlers in Mississauga. This new tour at Benares Historic House explores the lives and experiences of Black families in the Peel region in the 19th Century and encourages visitors to examine the gaps in our historical record and sharing of local history. Walk through the WWI era Benares Historic House in a fully guided tour using artifacts, images, maps and interactive activities engaging visitors of all ages in the lives and stories of Early Black Settlers in Mississauga.

Family Stories of Benares

The Museums of Mississauga invite visitors to learn about the stories of the Harris family of Benares and their servants and friends. Walk through the WWI era Benares Historic House in a fully guided tour sharing the family memories connected to the house and many photographs and family heirlooms it holds and learn about what life was like in the early 1900’s Mississauga. This interactive tour engages visitors of all ages.

Tales of Textiles (April 28 - May 22)

Organized by The New Youth Council

Dotted throughout the second floor of the Benares Historic House, you will find items of clothing that each tell a story. Featured here are rarely seen items from the Museums of Mississauga’s collection of historic clothes, alongside garments shared by members of Mississauga’s community that have deep personal meaning. These are the outfits that define us. What do your clothes say about you?

This exhibition is included on both of the guided tours.

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