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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 6)
Tel: 613-580-9638
Email: museums@ottawa.ca
Facebook: @PinheysPoint
Instagram: @PinheysPoint
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Mailing address

2100 Cabot Street
Ottawa, Ontario, K1H 6K1

Pre-book your visit

Visitors are encouraged to pre-book online or by calling the museum by 4 pm the day prior. Visitors without a booking will be admitted only if capacity allows.

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Hours and admission

Hours of operation:

August 5 through September 6
Wednesday – Sunday
10 am to 5 pm

September 12 through October 18
Saturday – Sunday
10 am to 5 pm

*Hours of operation may vary for programs and events.

Admission:

Admission is by donation.

*Special pricing may apply for programs and events.

What to expect when you visit

We look forward to welcoming you back to the museum! We have adapted the visitor experience to reflect guidance from Ottawa Public Health and the Province of Ontario while still providing fun opportunities to engage with local history. Please read below before planning your outing.

  • The number of visitors inside the museum is limited according to provincial guidelines. Booking your visit online by 4 pm the day prior helps us maintain physical distancing on site.

  • Contact-tracing information will be collected and visitors will be asked screening questions upon arrival.

  • Exploration of the museum is self-guided with directional signage to guide traffic. The first floor, except the kitchen, and the west wing of the second floor are currently open to visitors.

  • Interpreters are available outside on the grounds to answer any questions you might have and to facilitate any scheduled guided or self-guided activities or demonstrations.

  • Pack a picnic, including snacks and water, and make the most of our beautiful grounds! Please note that access to potable water may be limited.

  • Public washrooms are available to museum visitors.

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 or social circle.
  • Masks are required inside museum buildings including the lobby, exhibition spaces, and washrooms, as well as when physical distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Maintain two meters of distance from others outside your household or social circle.
  • If you or a member of your group is not feeling well, cancel your visit by calling 613-832-4347 or emailing museums@ottawa.ca.
  • Wash your hands regularly or use hand sanitizer. Hand sanitizer is available in the lobby area but bringing your own is recommended.

Programs and special events

Activities and Demonstrations:

Activities and demonstrations have been adapted to meet public health guidelines. They are being offered outdoors only and are weather dependant.

Wednesday – Self-guided museum tour; outdoor scavenger hunt.
Thursday – Self-guided museum tour; outdoor scavenger hunt.
Friday – Self-guided museum tour; outdoor scavenger hunt.
Saturday - Self-guided museum tour; guided grounds tour; outdoor scavenger hunt.
Sunday - Self-guided museum tour; guided grounds tour; outdoor scavenger hunt.

*Schedule is available at the museum and is subject to change.

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.