Guided Tour of Benares Historic House

Guided Tour of Benares Historic House

Actions and Detail Panel

Free

Location

Benares Historic House

1507 Clarkson Road North

Mississauga, ON L5J 2W8

Canada

View map

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

About this event

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.

Blooms and Berries Weekend Activations (Included in your Historic House Tour)

Strawberry Lemonade

June 19 | 12 pm – 4 pm

Enjoy a cup of fresh strawberry lemonade

Paper Quilling

June 25 | 12 pm – 4 pm

Make and take home a paper quilled card

Strawberry Shortcake

June 26 | 12 pm – 4 pm

Enjoy a piece of strawberry shortcake made from a historic recipe in the bake oven

Talking Turtle Baskets

July 2 | 12 pm – 4 pm

Indigenous basket maker, Kimberly White, will demonstrate how to weave baskets following traditional teachings

Bannock and Strawberry Compote

July 3 | 12 pm – 4 pm

Enjoy bannock and strawberry compote

Indigenous Storytelling and Songs & Pressed Flower Buttons

July 9 | 12 pm – 4 pm

Anishinaabe Grandmother Kim Wheatley shares Indigenous stories and songs. Design and make a pressed flower button to take home

Lemonbalm Iced Tea

July 10 | 12 pm – 4 pm

Enjoy a cup of fresh from the garden lemon balm iced tea

Strawberry Block Printing

July 16 | 12 pm – 4 pm

Design and take home your own strawberry block print

Berry Tarts

July 17 | 12 pm – 4 pm

Enjoy a berry tart baked in the bake oven

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.

Share with friends