Billings Estate Museum

2100 Cabot St., Ottawa, Ontario

Visit the beautiful gardens in the historic estate of one of Ottawa's founding families.

The Billings family settled on the shores of the Rideau River in 1812 and took an active role in shaping the community as it evolved over time and until the 1970s when they left the estate. They helped build farms and churches, ran a dairy operation, and contributed to the development of the Byward Market by providing produce for sale and building the "Farmers' Bridge".

This National Historic Site on 8 acres of green space is also home to one of Ottawa's oldest community cemeteries where well-known Ottawa pioneers, such as the Evans, Brouse and Firth families, are laid to rest.

Unless otherwise indicated, regular admission fees apply.

Adults - $6.30
Seniors and Students - $5.25
Youth - $3.70
Families (two adults and unlimited children) - $15.65
Children 5 and under are free

Group rates available upon request. Additional fees may be applicable to some special events and programs.

Tea on the Lawn and Boxed Lunches are available from May 17 to September 3 on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, from 10:30 am until 4 pm, rain or shine. Indoor tea service can be arranged for groups during the rest of the year. Reservations are recommended to avoid disappointment.

Tea on the Lawn

Billings-Tea on the law

The afternoon tea service overlooking this National Historic Site's beautiful flower gardens is one of the museum's most popular features. Choose a scone and tea served with Devonshire cream and jam or order our 3-tier service with finger sandwiches, scones, and desserts ($13.00 + tax per person). Reservations are highly recommended. Please call the museum at 613-580-2088.

Because we use the freshest ingredients possible, it's best to contact the museum at 613-580-2088 for the daily menu.

Venue rentals

 wedding ceremony

Billings Estate National Historic Site is a uniquely picturesque and tranquil setting just 10 minutes from downtown Ottawa. The 200-year-old house is surrounded by gardens and reigns over more than 8 acres of lush parkland that can accommodate parties from 15 to 150 guests.

An affordable and flexible option for your wedding, anniversary, or other celebration, Billings Estate offers modern facilities with historic character. Under our marquee tent or inside our meeting rooms, we can help make your gathering both beautiful and successful.

Parking Washrooms Food Tickets Child Friendly Tours 

Events Weddings, Meetings and Photo Shoots


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