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Ridge House Museum

Ridge House Museum is currently closed for repairs. We appreciate your interest and support of the museum and apologize for the inconvenience.

Ridge House Museum is open daily spring to fall

Built in 1875, the Ridge House Museum is housed in a typical Ontario style cottage with a symmetrical floor plan. Like other houses of this nature, the Ridge House was built with a single front gable above the centre front door. The design was most often built in rural areas, like Ridgetown. Originally built for Mr. and Mrs George Mulholland, the house was completed in the same year that Ridgetown was incorporated as a village, for the cost of $200.

Centennial Queen, Daisy HilesWith its clapboard siding, gable window, and front and side porches, the Ridge House represents a middle class working man's family home. As Ridgetown was gearing up for its 1975 centennial celebration, the Ridgetown Rotary Club purchased the house as their centennial project. With the guidance of the Ridgetown & District Historical Society, the Ridge House Museum was born.

Established in 1975 to ensure that Ridgetown’s history would be preserved for future generations the Ridge House structure and grounds have been restored and are maintained to their Victorian roots. Inside the house, period furnishings and accessories are displayed to reveal to visitors the values and lifestyles of a middle class family in the growing Ontario town of Ridgetown.  Guests experience the customs and values of 1875 through interactive tours, interpretive programs, and special events carried out by professional costumed staff.

Since its early days, the Ridge House Museum has been the pride of the community, hosting strawberry socials, children’s day camps, and exhibits on variety of themes. The museum continues to plan family friendly special events, including the ever popular Spirit Ride, Harvestfest, and Victorian Christmas celebrations. We continue to keep our history alive so that future generations may come and visit the Ridge House Museum to experience a moment of the past in the present. 

Ridge House Museum is open the first day of spring to the first day of autumn, 7 days a week from 1pm - 5pm.  Admission is by donation.

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Contact Information
Ridge House Museum
53 Erie Street S PO Box 550
Ridgetown, ON N0P 2C0
Phone:
519.674.2223
Fax:
519.674.3747
Contact Information
 
Ridge House Museum
53 Erie Street S PO Box 550
Ridgetown, ON N0P 2C0
Phone:
519.674.2223
Fax:
519.674.3747
Contact Information
Ridge House Museum
53 Erie Street S PO Box 550
Ridgetown, ON N0P 2C0
Phone:
519.674.2223
Fax:
519.674.3747
Contact Information
Ridge House Museum
53 Erie Street S PO Box 550
Ridgetown, ON N0P 2C0
Phone:
519.674.2223
Fax:
519.674.3747
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Upcoming Events
Friday
NOV
28
2014
Shaun Majumder
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
St. Clair College Capitol Theatre238 King St WestComedy Night with Shaun Majumder St. Clair College Capitol Theatre November 28, 2014 Gemini awar...
Sunday
NOV
30
2014
A Celtic & Classic Christmas with the CK Chorale
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
St. Clair College Capitol Theatre238 King St WestWith the Chatham-Kent Chorale and guest artists, The Cornell Irish Dancers. Directed by Cindy Wad...
Saturday
DEC
6
2014
Elvis - A Christmas Special with Pete Paquette
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Kiwanis Theatre75 William St. N.For one magical night, join us as we celebrate the holiday season with “Elvis- A Christmas Special”....
Sunday
DEC
7
2014
Colm Wilkinson - Broadway, Christmas & Beyond
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
St. Clair College Capitol Theatre238 King St WestTony, Drama Desk and Olivier Nominated, Helen Hayes and Theatre World Award winning performer Colm W...
Wednesday
DEC
10
2014
The Nutcracker
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
St. Clair College Capitol Theatre238 King St WestThe State Ballet Theater of Russia The NUTCRACKER Full-length Ballet in Two Acts with an Epilogue...
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