Laura Secord HomesteadA brave woman on a perilous journey to save lives
During the war of 1812, a brave woman set out on a perilous journey in the service of her country, and stepped forever into the history and folklore of Niagara. Travel back in time to her lovingly restored homestead and be enchanted by stories of her adventures and surroundings as interpreted by authentically costumed guides.
- Was the residence of Canadian heroine Laura Secord from 1803 to 1835.
- Ransacked by invading American soldiers during the Battle of Queenston Heights in October of 1812 during the War of 1812.
- The starting point of Laura Secord's perilous 32 kilometre (20 mile) journey to warn the British of an imminent American surprise attack in June of 1813 during the War of 1812.
- Restored and furnished with original furniture by the Laura Secord Candy Company in 1971 and gifted to The Niagara Parks Commission in 1998.
- In the pleasant village of Queenston, just off the scenic Niagara Parkway conveniently located minutes away from a People Mover bus stop in Queenston Heights Park and a short walk away from the Bruce Trail and the Niagara River Recreation Trail.
Guided tours are provided by qualified costumed interpreters, providing information about this historic house and the history of the area. Light refreshments, ice cream, Laura Secord chocolates and a selection of quality souvenirs are available.