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Pre-1812 Historical Homes Tour

Top:The Danner House in Niagara Falls. Bottom left: The Field House in Niagara-on-the-lake. Bottom middle: View of the Niagara River in Niagara on the Lake Bottom Right:Wpool House in Niagara Falls.Photos: [Burzynski, N. (2012)].



    Welcome the the Pre-1812 historic homes tour in the Niagara Region. This tour will take you around the Niagara region to showcase the surviving pre-1812 homes of the area. The history of the Niagara region is often centered on the War of 1812, overshadowing the early history of the area. The survivng pre-1812 homes exhibits life proir to the war, but also share unique stories of war effort contributions. These homes all have their own histories of how the homes were built, functioned, and how they have survived for the past two centuries. 


  This tour is a driving tour, public transportation does not reach many of these destinations, therefore please rely on your own transportation. The Pre-1812 historic tour begins in St. Catharines at the Brown-Jouppien House and concludes at the Danner House in Niagara Falls. 


Please be advised that most of these homes are private residences, do not trespass or disturb the property and be respectful. 


For the full itinerary page for this tour can be found at the following link:  

Itinerary for the Pre-1812 Historic Homes Tour 


Points of interest for the pre-1812 historic homes tour in the Niagara Region:


1. Brown-Jouppien House (St. Catharines)

2. Field House (Niagara on the Lake)

3. Whirlpool House (Niagara Falls) 

4. Buchner House (Niagara Falls)

5. Danner House (Niagara Falls)


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Further Information


More informtaion on the historic homes can be found on Canada's Historic Places with a simple search of the name of the home. Here historical and architectural information on the home can be found. 


Maps of the years prior to the War of 1812 can be found on the Brock University online historic map collection


A quick overview of Niagara's history was compiled by the Niagara Historical Society Museum

 which may be helpful in understanding the background setting of the time. 



Google Paths

Below is the path with destinations along the way

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GPS Co-ordinates

Latitude 43.1086617
Longitude -79.2874840

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