If you have read Mazo de la Roche or watched the Whiteoaks of Jalna series a visit to Benares House is mandatory.
I drove by it for years without going in. Finally stopped in about ten years ago and have taken visitors to Mississauga there several times since. We have also attended a couple of very nice receptions there.
If you love PBS period dramas (Downton Abbey) or shows like Murdoch Mysteries, you'll love exploring this Museum in the former village of Clarkson. You really get a sense of how people lived during the period of time it was occupied by the Harris family. Tours happen on Wednesdays and Sundays and many of the guides are from the local... more
We had a nice visit to the Benares Museum while on our last day in Canada. the tour guide just happened to be from the States (Philly) but it did not hamper his ability to give a good tour and it was clear that he was very much into his job and does it very well. He has a good... more
Home to four generations of the Harris and Sayers families, Benares has been restored to reflect the style of a typical 1918 home, complete with more than 2,000 original furnishings. Considered to be the inspiration for the
novels by Mazo de la Roche. Guided tours Wed. & Sun., July & Aug. tours Wed.-Sun. Free admission to visitors centre. Take the QEW to Erin Mills Parkway/Southdown Road... more