The Sir Andrew Macphail Homestead Foundation operates as a not for profit organization and our goal is to honour Sir Andrew Macphail’s contribution to our heritage by preserving his birthplace as an educational facility and interpretive centre.
Step back in time and enjoy the tranquil surroundings of a by-gone era. Take a guided tour with our historical interpreter to learn more about the artifacts on display in the 1850’s gable house, and the many unique pieces of our heritage found on the property, including the original cracked bell from the Valleyfield church and the entrance pillars from the engineering building at McGill University, that burned to the ground in 1907. Or just stroll through the grounds and enjoy the gardens and nursery.
And, if you’re feeling hungry, visit the Tea Room for lunch or a light refreshment.
The Homestead is open to the public June 3rd to Nov. 27th, Wednesday through Sunday from 10-5pm.
Note: Sat. July 25th closed for private event, Aug 1 open to workshop participants only.
Garden & grounds are open 7 days a week 9-5pm.
You may book an event at Macphail’s. We are happy to host special occasions like weddings and receptions, to name a few. For more info, click here.
Main gates are closed at 5pm – please park outside the gates if you plan to hike the woods after 5pm (we don’t want to lock you in!). See you again soon!
Macphail Woods – One of the most joyful experiences of the Macphail estate is hiking along the trails through the Macphail woods and along the stream with its massive old growth hemlocks and white pines. The woods part of the property is managed by the Macphail Woods Ecological Forestry Project and more information about their activities can be found at their website at: http://macphailwoods.org