Lynde House Museum & Warren General Store


Story: Trina Astor-Stewart
Photography: Trina Astor-Stewart
Friday, July 6 2018

What makes Lynde House Famous?

Lynde House Museum draws its stories from a basis in the history that surrounds Jabez and Clarissa Lynde, who immigrated to Upper Canada as Early Settlers around 1803. Theirs is a story reminiscent of many in Southern Ontario. Historically and imaginatively looking through their eyes and those of their compatriots, family and friends in pre-Confederation Canada with accounts of First Nations Peoples, Early Settlers and Pre- Industrial Revolution -amazing stories are told!

Often when visiting Lynde House for the first time, people are overwhelmed with the largess of the collection in the house, then the interpretive stories and enactments at events give a whole new dimension to the experience and people find themselves wanting to return again and again.

Not just a museum – A Community Hub!

Beyond providing an interesting place to visit as a premier tourist destination, Lynde House Museum & Warren General Store provide a community hub. Our volunteers come in all shapes and sizes, ages and backgrounds… they come to get involved and the place just grows on them -it becomes a passion!

Volunteers get involved in every aspect of running the museum with coordination by staff in order to assure that everyone has a good time and projects get completed as required. We love the concept of ‘many hands making light work’ and encourage the formation of teams so that volunteers don’t burn out. There is something here for everyone.

Lynde House Museum & Warren General Store are event driven, that’s when you will see us all dressed up and ready to give you a great interpretive experience. Though we encourage tours to be booked, we do try to give mini-tours impromptu. Bear in mind that we rely heavily on our volunteers so it is best to email us ahead. For scheduled events see our website at www.lyndehousemuseum.com.

You can enjoy Lynde House Museum through a number of avenues:

Regular Admission is by Donation – Pay as you are able. Some events are ticketed and some are sponsored by our corporate donors so that even those are by donation. (Space is always limited, so it is best to register by email for special events)

We want everyone to experience the sentiment expressed by one of our visitors upon entering the house… “Why I feel like I just came home!”

Lynde House Museum is easily accessed, located at 900 Brock Street, the corner of Brock and Burns within easy reach of major highway access points. Just minutes from the Brock Street exit off the 401 – close to 412 and 407 as well as the old King’s Highway, #2 -called Dundas Street, in Whitby, Ontario. The museum is fully accessible on the main floors. There is free parking in the rear. We welcome tour buses as long as they are pre- scheduled so that we can arrange the appropriate staffing.

Be sure to add Lynde House Museum & Warren General Store to your list of places you just have to visit.

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