Nestled on the banks of the Ottawa River approximately 40 minutes west of downtown, Pinhey’s Point features a nearly 200-year-old manor house and surrounding ruins and is an Ontario Heritage Trust site.  Scenic views, historic buildings, stone ruins and rolling green hills come together to create one of the most spectacular places in Ottawa to relax, learn, and explore. The site is a popular destination for boaters and cyclists

Upcoming Events and Programs 

Check out all museum special events and programs by month.

July 

Movie on the Lawn

PLEASE NOTE: Rescheduled to Friday, August 19, from 8 pm to 11pm (original date Saturday, July 16)

 

Join us for our annual outdoor movie! Enjoy the summer breeze, roast marshmallows over the open fire, and enjoy an outdoor movie in a picturesque setting.

*Please bring lawn chairs and or blankets.

Cost: $6.15/individual. $10.20/pair, $16.35/family

 

August

Campfire Storytelling

Friday, August 5 from 7pm to 9pm

Participants will spend the evening on the banks of the Ottawa River, watching the sun set while roasting marshmallows over an open fire. A local story teller will regale them with legends and lore of the surrounding area, including tales of the First Nations, early explorers, voyageurs, and settlers. Different stories at each session.

Cost: $6.15/individual. $10.20/pair, $16.35/family

  

Get to the Point

August 14 from 10 am to 4 pm

Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Ottawa River as you enjoy a variety of different activities. Take a Voyageur canoe ride, enjoy sailing demonstrations, be inspired by our display of heritage boats, learn about the forgotten arts and trades, and be entertained by live music.

Cost: $6.15/individual. $10.20/pair, $16.35/family

  

Movie on the Lawn, Pinhey's Point Historic Site

Friday, August 19, from 8 pm to 11pm 

 Join us for our annual outdoor movie! Enjoy the summer breeze, roast marshmallows over the open fire, and enjoy an outdoor movie in a picturesque setting.

*Please bring lawn chairs and or blankets.

Cost: $6.15/individual. $10.20/pair, $16.35/family

 

Sifting Through History

August 10 to 12 from 9 am to 4 pm

Spend time exploring the history, natural heritage, and eco-systems of Pinhey’s Point. Children can take part in hands-on activities to uncover new archaeological secrets under the direction of an archaeologist. 

Cost: Free

 

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School Programs

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Curriculum-linked School programs and educational activities are offered for students from kindergarten through Grade 7. Students will learn through discovery and cross-disciplinary exploration topics related to history, social science, science, math, the arts, and physical education.

 

 

About Us

On land granted to him for service in the Napoleonic Wars, Hamnett Kirkes Pinhey, a British settler, built a significant estate of several stone and log structures. Today it is known as Pinhey's Point Historic Site, but then it was known to the Pinhey family as Horaceville. The site includes 88 acres of natural heritage space, the manor house, and several ruins.

Greenspace

Situated on over 80 acres of farmers' fields, shoreline, and parkland, Pinhey's Point is an ideal outing for anyone who loves the outdoors. Pack a picnic lunch or use one of the barbecue pits on-site and plan on spending an afternoon in the sunshine, on the river, soaking up local history.

Exhibitions and Artefact Collections

The artefact collection and indoor exhibitions at Pinhey’s Point are the accomplishments of the Pinhey’s Point Foundation, and provide historical context to your visit.

The Pinhey’s Point Foundation is presenting the following exhibitions at Pinhey’s Point this fall:

 

Songs of the Allies: Sheet Music from the Great War
May 10 to October 31

Song has the power to inspire patriotism and encourage people to power through hardship. In this exhibition, explore a diverse collection of sheet music gathered during WWI by the daughter of a local postmaster and see what influence music had on those who stayed home during the war. 

 

Eating

Pinhey's Point 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.

Venue Rentals

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Take advantage of the stunning views available at Pinhey's Point to host a wedding, anniversary, or any other special celebration. The rustic charm of the historic buildings, stone ruins, and rolling green hills site make this one of the most unique rental locations in Ottawa.

 

 

Book an Appointment

The breathtaking beauty of Pinhey's Point must be seen to be believed. Make an appointment with our Customer Service Booking Clerk (museums@ottawa.ca or call 613-2474830) for a tour of our facility and to receive a full rental information package and application form.

Location and hours      

270 Pinhey’s Point Road
Dunrobin, Ontario, K0A 1T0     

Contact us

Tel: 613-832-4347 (May to August)
Tel: 613-247-4830 (September to April)
Email: museums@ottawa.ca

Mailing address

2100 Cabot Street
Ottawa, Ontario, K1H 6K1

Hours

The museum is open May 10 through August 31, Wednesdays to Sundays, 10 am to 5 pm. Special programming is also offered throughout the year. Times may vary for special events and programs. The park is open year-round.

We welcome private tours even when the museum is not open to the general public. Contact the museum to make arrangements.

Admission

Daily admission to the museum is free. Special event and program fees may apply. Contact the museum for special group rates. Family rates allow for a maximum of two adults.

Accessibility

View our accessibility features.

Work with us to shape your experience. Contact the museum before your visit to discuss your needs. Information about the accessibility of the facility, or our programs and services, is available upon request. Accessibility may be difficult for some guests due to the grade and natural heritage landscape.

Driving directions and map

The museum is located at 270 Pinhey’s Point Road in Dunrobin, 20 minutes outside of Kanata. Public transportation is not available to the museum.

  • Take March Road off Hwy 417 to Dunrobin Road. Turn right on Riddell Drive.
  • Follow it left onto Sixth Line Road for about 5km until you reach Pinhey's Point Road.
  • Free parking and room for buses to park at the museum.

Map and direction