Please be advised Ridge House Museum is CLOSED until further notice due to COVID-19 pandemic
The Ridge House Museum was established to collect and preserve artifacts and specimens significant to the area represented by Ridgetown and the former Howard Township, and to use these to present and promote the history of this region. Additionally included in the museum is the
Discovery Den, a play-based learning space for children and adults. In this space, a new heritage-related theme each month is the basis for weekly crafts available to drop-in visitors, children's workshop.
Located in the original residence of Mr. and Mrs. George Mulholland, the modest middle-class family home in Ridgetown was constructed in 1875 for $200.00. Like most builds in rural areas at this time, the house was designed as a typical Gothic revival home with a symmetrical floor plan, front and side porches and, a single front gable above the centre front door.
As Ridgetown was gearing up for the town's 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.
Ridge House Museum is open the first day of spring to the first day of autumn and December 1-23, 7 days a week from 1:00-5:00 PM. Admission is by donation.