Here are the more popular Mississauga, Brampton and Peel Region heritage attractions:
Benares Historic House
1507 Clarkson Rd. N. Mississauga, L5J 2W8
south of the QEW and east of Southdown Road off of Truscott Drive
905-615-4860, Fax: 905-615-4861
Take a guided tour and step back into the year 1918. With more than 160 years of history, this exquisite estate was home to four generations of the Harris and Sayers families. Feel the warmth and pride of workmanship in this home which has been restored to its quiet elegance of 1918. The Visitor Centre has an interpretive gallery to learn about previous generations of the Harris and Sayers families and discover how Benares came to be. Benares is said by some to the inspiration for the famed Whiteoaks of Jalna novels by Canadian author Mazo de la Roche, who lived in a cottage nearby. Summer Hours: Open Wednesday & Sundays 1 to 5 pm year round for guided tours. July & August – From Wednesday through Sunday 1 to 5 pm. Other times by appointment. Pre-booked tours (905-615-4860) available 7 days/week; 14 hours/day. Main Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9 am to 4 pm. Admission $, under 3 free
1620 Orr Rd. Mississauga, L5J 4T2
Phone: (905) 615-4860
The Bradley Museum includes The Anchorage, an early 19th century Ontario Regency style cottage on the grounds that was once the retirement home of Royal Navy officer John Skynner. The home was moved from its original site on the shores of Lake Ontario to the Bradley Museum in the mid 1970s and now houses changing exhibits, a Sunday afternoon tea room, and the Museums of Mississauga administrative offices. Across the grounds brings you to a small 1830s saltbox style farmhouse that was constructed in 1830 by United Empire Loyalists Lewis and Elizabeth Bradleyand was home for their seven children. It has been restored to exhibit everyday life of early settlers in Ontario.
Summer Hours: Open Wednesday & Sundays 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. year round for guided tours. July & August – From Wednesday through Sunday 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Other times by appointment. Pre-booked tours (905-615-4860) available 7 days/week; 14 hours/day. Main Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Regular admission rates for guided tours: adults $5.00, seniors $3.00, students $3.00, child (3-12) $1.50, under 3 free
Historic Bovaird House
563 Bovaird Dr, Brampton
This historic 1840 Bovaird House is an excellent example of a Georgian-style farmhouse, complete with nine bay front windows. The house is filled with furnishings ranging from 1850 to 1920. It hosts events and exhibits throughout the year. The Carriage House Craft Shop provides a wide variety of quality gift items and artwork hand-made by local artisans.Open Mid-February to Mid-December o Wed., Sat. & Sun. Noon – 4 pm. Group tours should book ahead .
Korea Veterans’ National Wall of Remembrance & Ontario Field of Honour
7732 Mavis Road, Brampton
The Korea Veterans’ National Wall of Remembrance, a national memorial, provides its visitors with a comprehensive list of all military units who served during the Korean War along with 516 bronze plaques commemorating those Canadians who gave their lives in the war. Meadowvale Cemetery’s veteran section is also home to the notable sculpture entitled “Conflict”.
Located adjacent to the Korea Veterans’ National Wall of Remembrance you will find the Ontario Field of Honour officially opened in May 2004. The Ontario Field of Honour was created by the Last Post Fund of Ontario to ensure all Veterans receive a dignified funeral and burial. Visit the Korea Veterans’ Wall of Remembrance and the Ontario Field of Honour at the
Peel County Jail
9 Wellington St. E.
Brampton, ON L6W 1Y1
905-791-4055, Fax: 905-451-4931
The former 1867 Peel County Courthouse and Jail alongside Highway 10 and once fronted the Etobicoke Creek. This provincial heritage structure with imposing limestone walls and barred windows was the home of the County government for 100 years, and the venue for three hangings between 1909 and 1946. It was last used as a jail in 1977, the building sat vacant until renovated in 1985. It is now filled with colourful exhibitions and activities.