Thursday, April 29, 2010


Saturday, May 1, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

May 1, 2010
10:00AM to 4:00PM

Heritage Cambridge is pleased to announce that tickets are now available for the 2010 Annual House Tour on Saturday, May 1, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tickets: $20.00 per person (children 12 years and older are welcome on the Tour providing they have a separate ticket and are accompanied by an adult).

We thank the owners of this year's properties for opening their doors and sharing the unique heritage within. Explore and learn about our collective history at:

1807 Cheese Factory Road, Branchton: A Georgian-style farmhouse, built in 1854 by a Scottish immigrant farmer features many original elements characteristic of houses from the mid-19th century. Designated under the Ontario Heritage Act.

Maus Park & Maus Park Antiques Ltd: 289 Pinehurst Road, South Dumfries: Built by descendants of UEL in 1855, this extraordinary home in the Provincial Scottish Victorian country house style is constructed of imported Scottish granite and local fieldstone. The original property was a large tract of prime land in Upper Canada. The spacious 17,000 square foot showroom houses Maus Park Antiques Ltd., one of the province's premier sources for 18th & 19th century formal period American, Canadian, English and Continental furniture and accessories. Designated under the Ontario Heritage Act.

Jacob Bechtel House: 1490 Blair Road, Cambridge: This stately home, built in 1817 by the Bechtel brothers, is thought to be the oldest standing residence in Waterloo Region. It's on the banks of the Grand River, within the Blair Village Heritage Conservation District, and is designated under the Ontario Heritage Act.

318 Guelph Avenue, Cambridge: A rubble stone house, constructed of local materials as the fields were cleared and then placed between beams, this Georgian-style home circa 1840 was once owned by Hespeler's namesake, Jacob Hespeler.

Plus, by special arrangement for ticket holders:

Tea and Scones: Central Presbyterian Church, Queen's Square: Your ticket includes a pause for refreshment served by members of the congregation. You are invited to visit the Bell Tower and other points of interest throughout the church.

Tour the newly refurbished Old City Hall and the Fire Hall Museum in Downtown Galt.

Receive special discounts at:

  • The Grand Cafe
  • The Melville Cafe
  • Cafe 13 Main Street Grill
  • Reid's Candy and Nut Shop

Be eligible for a draw prize provided by Maus Park Ltd. Antiques and Interiors.

Starting April 5th, tickets may be purchased at the following locations:

  • Bayley's Decorating Centre - 561 Hespeler Rd, Unit 21, Cambridge
  • Book Express - Cambridge Centre, Cambridge
  • Etcetera Linens & Gifts - 761 King St E, Cambridge (Preston)
  • Gifted Fine Floral and Gifts - 74 Queen St E, Cambridge (Hespeler)
  • Heartstrings - 84 Water St S, Cambridge (Galt)
  • Southworks Antiques - 64 Grand Ave S, Cambridge (Galt)
  • Cambridge Tourism Office, 750 Hespeler Rd, Cambridge

For further details call 519-621-8588.

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