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Perth Museum

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social history, by donation, curated exhibits, accessible, 30 min visit, parking
Matheson House
Writing Table
Exhibition space

Leave the 21st century behind as you enter the world of the 1840s at the elegant Matheson House, home of the award-winning Perth Museum. This popular tourist attraction, located downtown at 11 Gore Street East, is a National Historic Site.

The stone dwelling was built in 1840 for the Honourable Roderick Matheson, wealthy merchant and a senator in Canada's first parliament after Confederation. The four period rooms - parlour, dining room, drawing room and a warm and welcoming kitchen - have been carefully restored and furnished to reflect the lifestyle of the Matheson family who owned the house for 90 years.

11 Gore Street, Perth, Ontario
  • Canada
  • Ontario
  • City of Kingston
  • Tourism Kingston