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.
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 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
2100 Cabot Street
Ottawa, Ontario, K1H 6K1
Hours and admission
Hours of operation:
The museum is temporarily closed for the winter season and for the completion of conservation work in 2024. The park grounds remain open year-round.
Outdoor heritage programming will continue while the museum is closed. See “Programs and Special Events”, follow Pinhey’s Point Historic Site on Facebook, or subscribe to the “At Your Museum” eNewsletter for details.
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.
Virtual Exhibition - Cabinet of Curiosities
Cabinets of curiosities displayed the strange and the scientific, the weird and the wonderful. Our team has gone through our collections and picked out the artefacts that appeal most to them to create our very own cabinet of curiosities. You can enjoy this exhibition from the comfort of your own home while learning the history of each artefact and why it stood out to our staff. Enter Cabinet of Curiosities here!
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.
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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.
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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.
- 2 designated parking spaces
- Accessible path of travel from the parking lot to entrance
- 110 metres from parking space to the door
- 1 accessible entrance
- Wide door for wheelchair passage
- Must pass through one room before reaching lobby
- Wheelchair available for patrons
- Floor area for manoeuvring a wheelchair
- Most floors are hardwood
- Low pile carpet
- Directional signs
- High contrast signage
- Accessible washroom on 1st floor and exterior
- Lowered drinking fountains
- Volume control
- Accessible path
- Continuous hand rails
- 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.