Grimsby Historical Society​​​

Preserving and Sharing Grimsby's Past For the Future

​​​​​​​Open Hours:  Monday & Wednesday  9:00-3:00     Friday 9:00-noon
Extra Summer Hours
Saturday June 16 - 9am-noon
Saturday July 21 - 9am-noon 
Saturday August 18 - 9am-noon
​All other times by appointment

Established April 10, 1949, the Grimsby Historical Society is dedicated to promoting historical interest in Grimsby
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Grimsby Historical Society is a non-profit organization  operated by volunteers.  Your donation directly supports the ongoing efforts of our volunteers
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Grimsby Historical Society House Tour

new for 2018 - a complimentary
 "hop-on hop-off" shuttle service

May 26, 2018

Grimsby House



Tour Ticket
$25 per person


Box Lunch Ticket
​$10 per person


House Tour Q&A

Welcome to Grimsby, 

A town in the Niagara Region nestled between Lake Ontario and the Niagara Escarpment.   Grimsby was established by United Empire Loyalists who settled at the mouth of 40 Mile Creek in 1787.

Canada's first Chautauqua, an adult education movement that brought entertainment and culture to  the community,  was established in 1859 in Grimsby Park and Beach.  Grimsby was known as the hub of the Niagara Peninsula's fruit growing industry.  With a number of wineries and distilleries, Grimsby now serves as the gateway for touring the Niagara wine region.

The tour provides insight into what Grimsby looked like over 200 years ago and how architectural styles have evolved over time as the community blossomed into what it is today.

The Grimsby Historical Society invites you to explore the remarkable interiors of six houses, all timeliness treasures of Grimsby, including:

      * a house built in 1791 that played a key role in the War of 1812
      * an Italianate style home built in 1888
      * a home featuring classic Victorian overtones built circa 1900
      * a distinctive Shafer Brothers home from 1930
      * a Grimsby Beach Painted Lady
      * a modern home that transforms you to the Victorian Age as you step inside 
Buy Now
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            * via this website (see buy now button above)
Tickets purchased via PayPal on Friday May 25  can be picked
up at the Carnegie Building starting at 9am Saturday morning
            * in person at Marlene Smith's Decorating & Gifts @ 19 Main Street West, Grimsby (cash only)
            * in person at the Grimsby Historical Society Archives @ 25 Adelaide Street, Grimsby (cash only)
            * by calling 905-945-0361

Tickets available at the Carnegie Building on May 26, 2018  (cash only)

Check out the ​​​ Grimsby Lincoln News Article featuring the Udell House - one of the heritage homes gracioulsy opened to the public for the 2018 Grimsby Historical Society House Tour!

Check out ​​ CHCH Morning Live to see the homes on the 2018 House Tour.
Check out NewsNow Niagara's May 17 edition for an interesting article on one of the homes on the house tour - the Nelles Fitch house - so much local history in this home!

Complimentary "hop-on hop-off" shuttle

Park at St Andrew's Parish Hall at 7 St. Andrew's Avenue or the Carnegie Building at 25 Adelaide  and jump on the "hop-on hop-off" shuttle  to take the tour of the six unique houses at your own pace.

Thanks to our House Tour Sponsors!
  1. Photo by Bruce Murdoch
  2. Managing Director
  3. Managing Director

Volunteers Thank the OTF

Volunteers are excited about the approval and implementation of an Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant enabling the purchase and installation of new computer equipment and software.   The OTF is an agency of the Government of Canada and Canada's largest granting foundation.  Over $110 million is awarded annually to some 1000 non-profit and charitable organizations across the province. 

The Grimsby Historical Society is thankful and honoured to be selected as a recipient of an Ontario Trillium Grant.

We know the results of this grant will enable us to continue to Preserve and Share Grimsby's Past for the Future.