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Lynde House Museum

Whitby, Ontario

One of Whitby's first homes is now a showcase of the lifestyle of early Canadian families. 


Originally owned by Jabez Lynde, this home served as an inn between the towns of York and Kingston during the War of 1812. It’s now the oldest home in Durham region. Members of the British Army during the war and later members of the Royal Family once stayed at the house.

Moved from its original location (at 960 Dundas Street West) to Cullen Gardens, then moved again to its current location by the Town of Whitby, it now serves as a museum. Inside, the museum is a showcase of the lifestyle of the original Lynde family and similar families from the same time period. Decedents of Jabez still call the region home.

The museum hosts many events and visitors can schedule a tour with tea through the museum’s website.

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Tours and Tea are available on a daily basis.

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