Maison Fairbairn House
Maison Fairbairn House
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Sally S
Wakefield, Canada16 contributions
Jul 2019
Fairbairn House offers a hands on look at the local history of the Wakefield/Chelsea area developed along the shores of the Gatineau River. This historic house and grounds are managed by local history buffs who have devoted their time and energy to this vibrant display of days gone by. Old tools, barn, school house, gardens are all representative of the life and times of the early settlers to this region. Musical Mondays offer free entertainment in the outdoor amphitheater and there are hands on activities for children every Monday, Wednesday and Friday during the day. Bring along a picnic, take a walk in the pines along side the gurgling stream and enjoy the natural beauty of this educational, entertaining and engaging attraction.
Written 6 August 2019
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Cheryl W
Wakefield, Canada51 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
I especially liked the Agriculture exhibit showing the timeline of food & the old plates! The house is very cool, the train upstairs was fun. Loved the schoolhouse/log cabin!
Written 4 August 2019
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AnneAlan46
Maldon, UK299 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
This museum full of local interest and helps make you aware of the history of the area and those who shaped it in particular the women. The museum centres around the historic farm house where most of the exhibits are. There is a model railway depicting the line that once ran from Hull to Wakefield until a few years ago, unfortunately the model was not operating when we where there but it gives a good insight into how it was.

Try and combine your visit with the covered bridge nearby its well worth a walk from Wakefield rather than just going by car!
Written 26 September 2018
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Laurie B
Saskatoon, Canada35 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
This historic house truly describes the history of the Gaineau/Chelsea/Wakefield Valley and River. I describes the environmental movement towards sustainable agriculture and preservation of the natural waterway, Gatineau River. But I was truly impressed with the exhibit on the 10 women who helped were a central part of the Gatineau Valley and it's culture and social activism. These women really fostered creativity, education, and mentership to so many women and families in the area. There is really interesting hike near property that also enhances the experience, and we were fortunate enough to take in a free folk music entertainment available on site. Take the time to visit, it will surely surprise you.
Written 27 August 2018
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Thank you Laurie for your comments. I will pass them on to our exhibit developers who are always keen on getting feedback. Very glad you liked your visit. Hope to see you again.
Written 29 August 2018
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mrjim
Turtle Cove, Providenciales310 contributions
Jun 2018 • Family
A lovely farm house moved from harms way to this beautiful location close to the covered bridge. A real community effort built the bridge and this ‘ farmyard’ for now there is a barn and a school house. Also a music stage for regular performances. Sitting on the grassy slope like an amphitheater the audience is treated to different entertainment and pay by donation!. Some food available - usually on Mondays. Nice display rooms in the house. Check it out!
Written 9 July 2018
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Thank you for your lovely comments, and glad you enjoyed your visit. Come again!
Written 29 August 2018
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Bob A
Chelsea, Canada42 contributions
Jul 2016 • Family
Well worth a visit. Makes a solid contribution to the community and great place to learn about the history of the area. Excellent events and programs.
Written 15 November 2016
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deedee549
Ottawa, Canada37 contributions
Oct 2016 • Couples
Nice photo op of one of the oldest building in the area. Free parking and close to the covered bridge.
Written 12 October 2016
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Crichton-Street
Ottawa, Canada186 contributions
Aug 2016 • Family
The best time to view la Maison Fairbairn is in the summer.

During the summer months, all kinds of activities are organized for the children.

The house is small and not too many artifacts. Nevertheless, if you are in the area, I would recommend stopping. It is amazing what you will learn.

After your visit, take a walk down the road and visit the covered bridge.
Written 1 August 2016
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Brewolig
Winnipeg, Canada232 contributions
May 2016 • Friends
Very cute, excellent staff, worth a visit! Nice little info centre and small museum by donation. About a minute walk from bridge
Written 31 May 2016
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Rachel M
Toronto, Canada90 contributions
May 2015 • Friends
In a beautiful house that has lived through a lot, it's a great place to learn more about the history of the Gatineau Valley. Very interesting exhibits, for kids and adults alike. Take the tour if you have time, or just walk around as you like. Entry is by donation (they suggest $5 but its up to you). Really enjoyed the model train and dress up clothes!
Written 16 July 2015
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