Nepean museum provides seasonal, on-site, interpretative tours of Fairfields. An hour-long tour of Fairfields presents the history of five generations of the Bell family from 1823 to 2000 within the context of the greater Ottawa area. The interior of the home has been refurnished with artefacts to reflect different themes of the Bell family history. Visitors will learn about the family’s entrepreneurial, philanthropic, professional and political activities.
Upcoming Events and Programs
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Culture Days, Fairfields Heritage House
Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2 from 10 am to 4 pm
Visit Nepean’s first heritage home by guided tour, available throughout the day. Learn about the Bell family and their many contributions to local history.
Trick-or-Treat!, Fairfields Heritage House
Monday, October 31 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
If you’re out trick-or-treating in the neighbourhood be sure to stop by Fairfields. We’ll have plenty of treats on hand, and maybe a few tricks up our sleeves, too!
Victorian Christmas, Fairfields Heritage House
Sunday, December 18 from 5 pm to 8 pm
Stop in this evening to see what Christmas was like in a 19th-century Ontario home. Enjoy sampling traditional Christmas treats and listening to Victorian Christmas carols. Guided tours will explore the Bell family’s history and Christmas traditions.
Cost: $6.15/individual, $10.20/pair, $16.35/family
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An impressive 19th century Gothic Revival farm house, Fairfields Heritage House represents the homestead and community building legacy of the Bell family. Originally built on 660 acres of farm land, the museum tells the epic story of almost 200 years of rich, local history and the people who so actively helped shape the evolution of the area.
Beautiful green lawns surround the house and are an invitation to spend leisure time at the site. With a gazebo, gardens, and statuesque trees the space is perfect for picnics, exploration, and family-friendly activities.
With guided tours, as well as programs and events for families, Fairfields Heritage House remains a hub of community activity.
Exhibitions and Artefact Collections
Recreated historic rooms of this designated heritage site tell the story of the many generations of the Bell family who made their mark on the home, the property, and their community over the 175 years they lived at the site. Artefacts, including furniture, personal belongings, and artwork tell the story of the Bell family's shifting priorities from farming to social issues to politics.
School Programs offered at Fairfields
Take your class to Fairfields for our unique school programs. Contact the Nepean Museum for more information at 613-580-9638, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fairfields Heritage House is the perfect picnic location. Visitors are also welcome to bring their own snacks or meals and enjoy them in the park. To preserve the artefacts in the museum, no eating is permitted in the exhibition spaces.
Take advantage of the museum's ideal location in the community to rent the grounds for your special event. Contact us at email@example.com or 613-580-9638 to book an appointment or to find out more about our rentals.