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This imposing manse allows you to peer into the social life of the period running from 1829 -- when Braddish Billings, head of one of Ottawa's founding families, oversaw its construction -- all the way up through to the 1970s, when the home was converted into a museum. Visitors can use the picnic area and stroll the 3-hectare (8-acre) grounds, an experience heightened when tea and scones are... more
Once home to Braddish and Lamira Billings, two of Ottawa’s earliest settlers, the estate displays artifacts, household furnishings, and farming equipment to tell the story of the community over four generations. The house is built on an 8.4-acre estate, which can also be explored.
$6; seniors: $5; children: $3.50; children under five: free; families: $16. Additional costs may apply to... more
Billings Estate National Historic Site is an important tourist attraction of the city. It gives the visitors an insight into the lives of the prominent founding families of Ottawa.