Immerse yourself in the world of 1895.
Whether exploring the lavish home or strolling through the grounds, Dalnavert Museum tours reflect the grandeur and ingenuity of the late Victorian period. Our knowledgeable tour guides offer insights into the history of Hugh John Macdonald, his family and the city of Winnipeg during the late 1800s and early 1900s.
A tour of the Macdonald home
Step inside through the summer kitchen and explore the home of Sir Hugh John Macdonald from top to bottom. We’ll help you envision the daily lives of the Macdonald family and the people who kept the house running.
Tour length ranges from 30 to 60 minutes.
Since most of our tour guides are volunteers, we can’t ensure a guide will be available for every visit. Please call ahead on the day of your visit if you prefer a guided tour or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A tour of the Heritage Garden
One of Dalnavert Museum’s most stunning features is its Heritage Garden. During your visit, view a vast array of period-specific plants that bloom throughout the spring and summer.
Passersby are welcome to walk through the grounds and enjoy the gardens at their leisure.
For a more in-depth look, ask for a guided tour. You’ll discover each family member’s personal garden and the plants that represent their distinct personalities. Experienced and novice gardeners alike will enjoy insights on various heritage breeds and Victorian gardening trends.
A Day in the Life...
This audio play is an immersive experience guiding you through the house on July 22 1896. As you move through the rooms, the people who lived there come to life and go through their day right before your ears! With additional narrative information peppered throughout, this audio experience is surely one NOT TO MISS.
Tour length is 50 minutes.
Audio experience is $11
Spring & Summer
Autumn & Winter
Groups: $4.00 ea*
*10 or more
Free visitor parking is available in our parking lot located to the left of the Visitors' Centre.
Due to its historic nature, the second and third floors of the Museum are not wheelchair accessible.
Guests with mobility concerns can enjoy the Visitors' Centre and first floor of the house.