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Billings Estate National Historic Site

In 1812, the Billings family settled on the shores of the Rideau River and took an active role in shaping the community as it evolved. They helped build farms and churches, ran a dairy operation, and contributed to the development of the Byward Market by providing produce for sale and building the “Farmers’ Bridge.”

This National Historic Site on 8 acres of green space is home to one of Ottawa’s oldest community cemeteries where well-known Ottawa pioneers are laid to rest.

Admission Information


Wednesday to Sunday – 10 am to 5 pm


Regular admission fees apply.

  • Adult – $7.40
  • Students and seniors – $6.12
  • Youth (ages 6 to 17) – $4.34
  • Child (5 and under) – free
  • Family (2 adults and accompanying children under 18) – $18.36


  • See the oldest timber frame building in Ottawa
  • Learn about the Billings Family and their contributions to Ottawa’s history
  • Visit the historic cemetery
  • Experience a traditional afternoon tea on the lawn or take it to go
  • Available to rent for events and weddings

Plan Your Visit


Phone: 613-580-2088

Address: 2100 Cabot Street, Ottawa, ON K1H 6K1