|The Billings Estate Museum
The official web site is http://www.friendsofbillingsestatemuseum.org/
The 1829 Billings House is the oldest frame building in Ottawa and a designated National Historic Site.
It is the third home of Braddish and Lamira Billings, pioneer settlers who opened up the area in 1813. The house celebrated its 175th Anniversary on October 28, 2004.
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Billings Estate National Historic Site's trained interpreters will guide you through the epic story, spanning four generations, of one of Ottawa's founding families and the evolution of the surrounding village. Key players in the development of an early Ottawa bridge, its fast-growing timber business, and the conversion of the area's forest into farmland, Braddish and Lamira Billings and their family stand as testament to the realization of a vision and the creation of a community.
Visit this National Historic Site and explore Ottawa's oldest wood-framed house, reflect on the stories of the people who lived and worked in the accompanying gatehouse, hear the fascinating tales of the smokehouse and icehouse, and stand peacefully in the historic and tranquil family cemetery. As the story of one of Ottawa's founding families emerges, you will begin to understand the impact of the Billings family on your history and the history of the city.
After your visit to this national historic site, enjoy the emerald green lawns and garden of the Estate while having high tea on the lawn.
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