Castle Kilbride

Tourism Region: Grand River Country

Castle Kilbride is the 1877 grand home of James Livingston, Canada's “Flax Mill King." Nationally recognized Trompe l'oeil (“fools the eye”) three-dimensional wall and ceiling murals throughout. The home is fully restored and furnished to reflect the 1877 to 1927 time period. The "Jewel of Wilmot Township" - A National Historic Site.



60 Snyder's Road West
Baden, Ontario
N0B 1G0

Telephone: (519) 634-8444
Fax: (519) 634-5035

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Hours of Operation

Operations: Year Round

May - Kilbride's Scottish Festival
July - Victorian Tea/ Fashion Show
October - An Adult's Only Halloween
October - Trick-or-treating
November - Christmas at Kilbride
December - Yuletide Christmas tours

Open: Summer: Tuesday - Friday 10am to 4pm
Saturday and Sunday 1pm to 4pm

Winter: Tuesday - Sunday 1pm to 4pm

Closed: Monday
All national holidays

Administration fees

Admission: Charged
Adults $6.00
Seniors/Students $4.75
Children $3.50
Family $16.00

*Group rates available for 20+ people

Discounts: Groups • Seniors • Students

About Collections

The artifacts throughout the furnished 1877 home are upper class Victorian in style. Other periods include Edwardian, Empire, Art Nouveau and Art Deco. Inside the home contains unique Canadiana furniture, household accessories, quilts, unique light fixtures and paper documents. Castle Kilbride's special collections include Homer Watson paintings, rare documentation with Homer Watson, McKenzie King and Joseph Seagram; Ladies of the Maccabees of the World,

Approximate number of objects in the collections: 2500+


Located in the lower level of Castle Kilbride, the Sir Adam Beck Archives has been established as a permanent repository of historical records to preserve the identity and heritage of Wilmot Township, its organizations and its residents, both past and present.

Architectural Records • Prints and Drawings • Photographs • Textual Records
Other: Municipal records, Livingston family records

Fine Arts

Castle Kilbride possess four Homer Watson paintings and various other renown artists

American • Canadian • European


Painting • Prints and Drawings

Human History

Furniture or Furnishings • Local History

Services & Activities

Educational Programs

History is fun! Curriculum-based programs for children.

Classes or Workshops • Demonstrations • Internships • School Programs

Visitor Services

Guided Tours : English • Meeting Room Rental • Parking Facilities : Free : Bus • Gift shop • Special Needs Facilities : Parking : Signs : Washrooms : Wheelchairs available : Wheelchair access • Washrooms
Other Guided Tours: Tours in German or French with advance notice.

Volunteer Services

Volunteer Services Available

Food Services

Snack Bar or Vending Machines • Picnic Area

Internet Services

General InformationEventsChildrenDirections or Map

Other Services

Outdoor wedding services and/or photos
Conference room rentals, catering available

Publications & Products

Castle News -local newsletter
Publications that feature articles about Castle Kilbride
Victorian trinkets
Castle Kilbride souvenirs

Books • Brochures • Museum Guide • Newsletters • Postcards • T-Shirts or Sweatshirts or Caps • Commemorative Souvenirs • Tour Packages • Videos