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Annandale National Historic Site

Annandale National Historic Site
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Annandale National Historic Site is open year-round–with extended hours in the summer months. Coming with a large group? Contact us for information on our group services.

What to see

Annandale House 

Annandale House was built in the 1880s by Edwin Delevan Tillson (below), the first mayor of Tillsonburg and son of the town’s founder, George Tillson.

photographic portrait of E.D. Tillsonphotographic portrait of Mary Ann TillsonThe interior of Annandale House is a living monument to the Victorian style of design, known as the “Aesthetic Art Movement.”

Popularized by Oscar Wilde, this movement encouraged the use of colour and decorative detailing in all areas of the home.

In 1882, Mrs. Mary Ann Tillson (pictured above) attended Wilde’s “The House Beautiful” lecture in Woodstock, Ontario and applied much of what she heard when decorating her new home.

Community museum
A municipally owned and operated facility attached to Annandale House containing more than 18,000+ items from Tillsonburg’s history.

Tourism information centre 

There are two visitor information centres in Tillsonburg. Each stocks maps, brochures and other promotional materials for regional and provincial attractions.

The museum complex provides visitors the opportunity to tour both restored period rooms and local history galleries. Facility totally accessible. Picinic areas, special programs and tours available. Open year round Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. During July and August also open Saturdays 12 p.m .to 4 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve Day, Christmas day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

Annandale National Historic Site is open year-round–with extended hours in the summer months. Coming with a large group? Contact us for information on our group services.

Annandale National Historic Site is only minutes from Highway 401 and Highway 3.

From Highway 401

  • Take Exit 218
  • Head south to Tillsonburg
  • Turn east on Concession Street
  • Turn south on Tillson Avenue
  • Turn east on Brock Street E.
  • Turn right on Corless Lane

From Highway 3

  • Take exit for Highway 19 North
  • Turn west on Simcoe Street
  • Turn north on Tillson Avenue
  • Turn east on Brock Street E.
  • Turn right on Corless Lane
Contact Information
Address:
30 Tillson Avenue, Tillsonburg, ON N4G 2Z8, Canada
Phone: (519) 842-2294
Website:
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