Discover Victorian splendour at Glanmore National Historic Site in friendly Belleville, Ontario. Belleville makes an ideal summer day trip from the Greater Toronto Area and is located along Highway 401, approximately 1.5 hours east of Toronto and 45 minutes west of Kingston, on the shores of the Moira River and scenic Bay of Quinte.
One of Belleville’s finest homes, Glanmore was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in recognition of its exceptional 2nd Empire architecture. Glanmore was built in 1882–1883 for wealthy banker J.P.C. Phillips (1842–1912) and his wife Harriet Dougall Phillips (1839–1915). The grand interior has been restored to the 1880s and includes beautiful hand-painted ceilings and ornate woodwork. The rooms feature original furnishings as well as beautiful decorative objects and European fine art from the Couldery Collection.
Glanmore is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 4:30 pm. Admission: Adults $6.00; Students/Seniors $5.00; Children 5–12 $3.50; Children under 5 are free; Family Rate $19.50. Find more information and plan your visit at www.glanmore.ca.