Historic Cemetery Tours

September 12, 2020

November 7, 2020

$15.25 per person

Billings Estate National Historic Site, 2100 Cabot Street, Ottawa


Events Description


Experience a unique historical tour of the Settler’s Cemetery and the Billings Estate grounds at dusk. Hear true tales of death, burial, and disease from Bytown and Gloucester Township from a knowledgeable interpreter.

This 1-hour guided exploration will take you beyond the walls of a typical visit to the museum and offer a glimpse of life and loss in 19th century Ottawa.

– The tour is offered in English. French language tours can be arranged on request (with a minimum of 10 registered participants). Contact the museum for more information: 613-580-2088.

– Tours will take place rain or shine. Dress for weather conditions, wear comfortable shoes, and bring bug spray. The route will include uneven and grassy terrain as well as gravel pathways. If you have questions regarding accessibility, contact 613-580-2088.

Who is it for?

Recommended for ages 16+. The tour discusses difficult subject matter (e.g. disease, violence, death, etc.) and visitor discretion is advised.


Tickets: $15.25 per person (taxes included).

Registration is required and can be completed using the barcodes listed below:

Saturday, September 12 at 7 pm (barcode: 1582293)
Saturday, September 19 at 7 pm (barcode: 1582294)
Saturday, September 26 at 7 pm (barcode: 1582295)
Saturday, October 3 at 7 pm (barcode: 1582296)
Saturday, October 10 at 6:30 pm (barcode: 1582297)
Sunday, October 18 at 6:30 pm (barcode: 1582298)
Saturday, October 24 at 6:30 pm (barcode: 1582299)
Saturday, October 31 at 5:30 pm (barcode: 1582300)
Sunday, November 1 at 5:30 pm (barcode: 1582301)
Saturday, November 7 at 5:30 pm (barcode: 1582302)

How to get tickets?

Buy Online



Date: Saturdays, until November 1, 2020 | 7 PM – 8 PM

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Please arrive 15 minutes before your tour’s scheduled start time.


Venue & Address: Billings Estate National Historic Site, 2100 Cabot Street, Ottawa

Plan for a COVID-wise visit. Tour group sizes have been reduced to allow for physical distancing. Maintain two meters of distance from those who are not a part of your household or social circle. Practice hand hygiene and bring a mask for use indoors or times when physical distancing cannot be maintained. https://www.ottawapublichealth.ca/…/be-covidwise.aspx

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