Media Advisory - Barnum House opens June 6

    GRAFTON, ON, June 1 /CNW/ -

    Opening dates:  Saturday, June 6 to Sunday, August 30, 2009 including
                    Canada Day (July 1) and the Civic Holiday (August 3)
    Hours of        Wednesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Location:       On Highway 2 at Barnum House Road in Grafton, 10 minutes
                    east of Cobourg
    Admission:      $3 for adults
                    $1.50 for children (up to 16)
                    Free for children under 4
    Contact:        For media inquiries:
                    Catrina Colme
                    Marketing and Communications Coordinator
                    Ontario Heritage Trust
                    Telephone: 416-325-5074

                    For group bookings, contact the site directly at
                    905-349-2656 or e-mail for

    Visit Barnum House this summer for guided tours and special events. This
historic home is one of Ontario's finest examples of neoclassical
    Eliakim Barnum immigrated to Haldimand Township from the United States
around 1807 and subsequently opened a tavern, a small distillery and a grist
mill. The successful entrepreneur built his home in 1819, adding 900 acres of
adjoining farmland by 1820. The home's design was influenced by American
architecture that was popular in the New England states at the beginning of
the 19th century.
    Barnum House is located in Grafton, approximately two hours east of
Toronto. This National Historic Site is owned and operated by the Ontario
Heritage Trust, an agency of the Government of Ontario dedicated to
identifying, preserving, protecting and promoting Ontario's heritage.

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For further information:

For further information: For media inquiries: Catrina Colme, Marketing
and Communications Coordinator, Ontario Heritage Trust, Telephone: (416)
325-5074, E-mail:, Website:; For group bookings, contact the site directly at
(905) 349-2656 or e-mail for information.

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