Open Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 1 - 4pm
July 2 - August 29, 2019
Admission: $3 for Adults | $2.50 for Students & Seniors
The Allan Macpherson House & Park, standing proudly along the banks of the Napanee River at 180 Elizabeth Street in Napanee, is open for another busy summer season. Built circa 1826, this grand old home is offering a jam packed schedule of events and activities in 2019.
In addition to 13 free “Demo Day” events covering a variety of topics, the summer schedule offers great children’s entertainment including performances from Dufflebag Theatre (July 9th & August 13th), Barefoot Players (August 1st) and Applefun Puppetry (July 23rd). Evening concerts include FiddleFire (July 24th) and The Kitchen Gypsies (August 14th). The summer event schedule is highlighted by A (Musical) Midsummer Night’s Dream Theatre Under The Stars performance by Driftwood Theatre on August 7th.
Guided tours ($3) are available every Wednesday in July and August. New this year, Lunchtime Yoga and Paddle Boarding is available from Studio Yoga Yoga on the grounds of the Macpherson House Every Tuesday & Thursday. Guests can also do some bird exploration while visiting this year. A Birding in a Box exploration kit is available during opening hours.
A Brief History of the Allan Macpherson House
Half-cousin to first Canadian Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald, Allan Macpherson operated the grist and saw mills at Napanee Falls starting in 1818. For almost three decades, Macpherson was one of Lennox and Addington’s most civic-minded and politically active entrepreneurs. He created fine-quality flour shipped to Montreal and England and became Postmaster at Napanee in 1820.
Tour Macpherson’s gentry-inspired house, built north of Napanee Falls; it remained in the family until 1896, long after he’d returned to Kingston. In 1962, the Lennox and Addington Historical Society began a visionary labour of love to restore this home to its 19th century character.
True to its roots, the Macpherson House has been restored to its original splendour both inside and out. The Macpherson House now functions as additional gallery space for the Lennox & Addington Museum & Archives.