The Adelaide Hunter Hoodless National Historic Site

Built in 1830 by John Bray and purchased by the Hunter family in 1851, the Homestead was the family home for the Hunter's until 1906. The property remained in private ownership until 1959 when the FWIC purchased the home along with three of the original 140 acres to preserve and operate as a museum dedicated to depicting Victorian farm life and Adelaide Hunter Hoodless' childhood in rural Ontario.

Starting Monday, July 26, 2021 the site will be open for tours by appointment only and will follow  the Government of Ontario Ministry of Health's protocols.  Special seasonal events will be planned year-round. 

We are a non-profit charitable Organization.  Donations are appreciated. 
Charitable tax receipts are issued for donations over $25.00 

To Book your Tour at the Homestead call:  519-448-3873
or email:

Homestead Tour Bookings

Call ahead to Pre-Book Your Tour
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Adults:  $5.00
WI Members: $4.00
Child (6-12): $2.50
Child (5 and under):  FREE
Friends of Addie:  FREE
Family (
2 Adults & up to 4 Children) $14.00

Educate a boy and you educate an individual;

educate a girl and you educate a family.

~ Adelaide Hoodless

Our Mandate

To preserve, protect and interpret the story of Adelaide, the Hunter family and the rural domestic experience. Our mission is ‘to enhance the lives of individuals, their families and their communities by promoting the ideals of Adelaide Hunter Hoodless’ through learning and experiential opportunities.  Please see our vision for future plans. 


Our Vision

To create an engaging historic site for our visitors while inspiring an appreciation for the past and its contribution to our future.