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Pinhey’s Point Historic Site

About us

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

Greenspace

Situated on 88 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. Wooded areas and areas with tall grasses are also great habitats for ticks. Visit Ottawa Public Health online for more information on preventing tick bites. 

Address and contact information

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

Tel: 613-832-4347 (August 5 to September 27)
Tel: 613-580-9638
Email: museums@ottawa.ca
Facebook: @PinheysPoint
Instagram: @PinheysPoint
Subscribe to our monthly "At your museum" eNewsletter. 

Mailing address

2100 Cabot Street
Ottawa, Ontario, K1H 6K1

Hours and admission

Hours of operation:

Please note that the museum is now closed for the season. The park grounds are open year-round.

Programs and special events may be offered during the off season. See “Programs and special events” below, follow Pinhey’s Point on Facebook and Instagram, or subscribe to the “At your museum” eNewsletter for updates.

Private tours of the museum can be arranged even when the museum is closed. Please contact museums@ottawa.ca or call 613-580-9638 for further information.

Admission:

Admission is by donation.

*Special pricing may apply for programs and events.

Planning a COVID-wise visit

Help reduce the risk of transmission by being COVID-wise! More information can be found on the Ottawa Public Health website.

  • Only visit the museum with members of your household.
  • Masks are required inside museum buildings including the lobby, exhibition spaces, and washrooms, as well as outdoors when physical distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Maintain two meters of distance from others outside your household.
  • If you or a member of your group is not feeling well, cancel your visit.
  • Wash your hands regularly or use hand sanitizer.

Programs and special events

There are no special programs and events scheduled at this time. Follow the museum on Facebook, Instagram, or subscribe to the “At your museum” eNewsletter for updates.

Exhibitions and collections

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

Our volunteers

The City of Ottawa Museums are committed to offering residents meaningful and rewarding volunteer experiences.

Heritage volunteers play an invaluable role in preserving our unique heritage and in providing museum visitors of all ages with opportunities to appreciate our shared story.

Thank you to all our volunteer team members for their continued support.

To enquire about volunteering, please contact heritagevolunteers@ottawa.ca.

Rentals

A historic manor house and stone ruins nestled on 88 acres of greenspace with stunning views of the Ottawa River and the Gatineau Hills provide a picturesque backdrop for your special events.

We are regularly updating our rental program according to public health guidelines. For more information, please contact our Customer Service Booking Clerk. Call 613-580-9638 or email museums@ottawa.ca.

Accessibility

Work with us to shape your experience. Contact the museum before your visit to discuss your needs. Information about accessibility at the facility, programs, and services is available upon request.

Parking

  • 2 designated parking spaces
  • Accessible path of travel from the parking lot to entrance
  • 110 metres from parking space to the door

Entrance/Exit

  • 1 accessible entrance
  • Ramp
  • Wide door for wheelchair passage
  • Must pass through one room before reaching lobby

Interior 

  • Wheelchair available for patrons

Reception desks

  • Floor area for manoeuvring a wheelchair

Floor Surfaces

  • Most floors are hardwood
  • Low pile carpet

Signage

  • Directional signs
  • High contrast signage

Washrooms

  • Accessible washroom on 1st floor and exterior
  • Lowered drinking fountains

Telephone

  • Volume control
  • Accessible path

Stairs

  • Continuous hand rails

Museums/Galleries/Archives

  • 88-acre site is only partially wheelchair accessible.  Barriers include surface (grass, rock, agricultural field, etc.) and grade
  • Interpretative labels/panels in large font

 Learn more about special needs and accessible services.