Aurora Historical Society and Hillary House National Historic Site

Amputation Kit  c. pre - 1861

Amputation Kit c. pre - 1861

Hillary House National Historic Site

Hillary House National Historic Site

Members of the Hillary Family Seated On the South Veranda in 1893

Members of the Hillary Family Seated On the South Veranda in 1893

Aurora's First Tennis Club on the Grounds of Hillary House, 1913

Aurora's First Tennis Club on the Grounds of Hillary House, 1913

Hillary House: Come And See It

Hillary House: Come And See It

Hillary House 2020

Hillary House 2020

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Hours:
  • July 21 to October 9, 2021: Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm October to May we are open for tours by appointment only. Our offices are open year round. Please contact us at 905 727 8991 or community@aurorahs.com for inquiries or to book a tour.
Fees:
  • Admission by donation Free for Aurora Historical Society and Ontario Museum Association members
  • Support Person
  • Support Animals
  • Gift Shop
  • Parking
  • Guided Tours
  • Heritage Garden
  • Public Transportation
  • Wedding Services
  • Facilities Rental

Built in 1862, Hillary House is recognized by the National Historic Sites and Monuments Board as one of Canada’s best examples of Gothic Revival architecture. It contains a significant collection of medical instruments, books, papers, household furnishings, and equipment dating from the early nineteenth to the late twentieth century and is open to the public as Hillary House, the Koffler Museum of Medicine.

Hillary House is potentially among the foremost historic house museums in North America, combining architectural significance and the personal possessions of three generations of medical doctors who worked and lived there with their families. It is a window to a time of immense change, from the era of leeches and bleeding to the advent of penicillin; from a time of calling cards and private ballrooms to the arrival of the phonograph.

The Aurora Historical Society (AHS) is an independent, volunteer-led, non-profit organization dedicated to heritage education for all ages. Since 1963, the AHS has worked to preserve and promote Aurora’s local heritage by offering innovative programming, hosting unique events, and making the town’s history accessible through a wide range of exhibitions. 

Website: www.aurorahs.com

Type: Heritage Service Organization | Community Museum

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