Ardgowan National Historic Site


Ardgowan National Historic Site was once the home of Father of Confederation William Henry Pope.

Experience the serenity of the restored Victorian grounds, enjoy a family picnic, or just a leisurely stroll. Although the interior of Ardgowan is utilized as modern office space by Parks Canada, the exterior of the building and the grounds have been restored to resemble their original appearance. 

Visiting Ardgowan National Historic Site

Plan your visit

Maps and directions, fees, hours of operation, facilities and services.

Hours of operation

Administration services are available Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Closed statutory holidays.

About Ardgowan National Historic Site

Culture and history

History and culture of Ardgowan National Historic Site.

Stewardship and management

Plans and policies, site management.

Contact us

Telephone: 902-566-7050
Toll-free: 1-888-773-8888

Hours of operation

Open all year-round
Administration services are available Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Closed statutory holidays.



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