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Doors Open Ottawa at Billings Estate National Historic Site

June 4, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Billings National Historic Site | Lieu historique national du domaine Billings

Guided tours: Sunday, June 5, 2022 from 10 am to 4 pm (see schedule).
Reservations are strongly encouraged(link is external). Drop-ins will be accommodated only if capacity allows. Maximum of 10 visitors per tour group.
Self-guided visit: June 4 and 5 from 10 am to 4 pm.
Admission is free on Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5 as part of Doors Open Ottawa.

Join us in celebrating the 20th anniversary of Doors Open Ottawa with a guided tour focused on the built heritage of Billings Estate National Historic Site, including Ottawa’s oldest wood-framed house. Today, this former hub of a farming community sits on 8.8 acres in the Alta Vista neighbourhood. The estate includes a museum in the main house, several outbuildings, and a cemetery where more than 140 community and family members are laid to rest.

Bonus! Complement your visit to the museum on Sunday, June 5 by placing an order for a Takeaway Tea box. Pick-up hours will be extended: 10:30 am to 4 pm. Advance orders are required. Call 613-580-2088 ext. 35258 by Thursday at noon. Cost: $11.30 per serving.

Guided tour schedule: Sunday, June 5. Reserve your tour online(link is external).

10 am – 10:45 am (English)
11 am – 11:45 am (English)

1 pm – 1:45 pm (English)
2 pm – 2:45 pm (French)
3 pm – 3:45 pm (English)

Please note: Portions of the guided tour will take place outdoors on the museum grounds. Dress accordingly for weather and select appropriate footwear for gravel, grass, and some uneven terrain. The museum is located in a historic house. Due to building standards of the time, not all parts of the museum may be accessible to all. Access to the second floor includes stairs. If you have questions regarding accessibility, please don’t hesitate to contact the museum at 613-580-2088 or More information regarding accessibility is available on our webpage.


June 4, 2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Billings Estate National Historic Site
2100 Cabot Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1H 6K1 Canada
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Billings Estate National Historic Site
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