Plan your visit
Bethune Memorial House National Historic Site
Easily reached via major all-season highway, Bethune Memorial House National Historic Site is located in the town Gravenhurst, 170 kilometres north of Toronto, Ontario. Free street parking is available; Gravenhurst offers a full-range of services as well as accommodation.
Hours of operation
Visitor centre and historic house hours of operation.
Daily visitor and program fees, and more. Free admission for youth.
Seasonal and local weather, and trends.
Local attractions and tourism
Community services, tourism information.
Services and information
Information available in simplified Chinese
Hours of operation, the history of the historic house and Norman Bethune available in simplified Chinese.
When visiting the site, you can further explore each of the historic rooms with this tour.
How to get here
235 John Street North
Gravenhurst ON P1P 1G4
The site is located in Gravenhurst—in the beautiful District of Muskoka—an hour and a half drive north of Toronto and approximately the same driving time south of Algonquin Park.
From Toronto, follow Highway 400 north, approximately 80 km to Barrie. Keep to the left or centre lane to take Highway 11. Gravenhurst is approximately 80 km north from this intersection. Exit Highway 11 at Gravenhurst, follow the “Bethune Historic Site” signs north on Muskoka Road for 1.3 km. Turn left on Brown Street, and then turn left on John Street North, arriving at the Bethune Visitor Centre, at 297 John Street North. Street parking is free.
From the north, take Highway 11 and exit at Gravenhurst. Follow the “Bethune Historic Site” signs to Brock Street. Turn right on Brock Street, then right on Muskoka Road. Turn left on Brown Street, and then turn left on John Street North, arriving at the Bethune Visitor Centre, at 297 John Street North. Street parking is free (for up to two hours).
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