Gibson House was built in 1851 and became a heritage museum in 1971, interpreting 19th-century domestic arts and rural life skills that include culinary and textile arts, gardening and farming.This elegant farmhouse reveals the evolution of North York through the experience of David Gibson – Scottish immigrant, land surveyor, farmer, politician and rebel – and his family. Gibson Park features an apple orchard, gardens, a public art installation and a large granite wall etched with photos of Gibson descendants.

The museum is situated between treed parkland and pathways connecting the adjacent high-rise residential buildings to the north and Gibson Park to the south. The Gibson House Museum includes the historic Gibson family home with a modern addition.

The museum offers ongoing events and exhibits, kids programs and school trips. Visitors can enjoy the heritage garden, board game nights, community quilt groups, or Scottish tea in one of its historic rooms.

Please note: the interior of Gibson House Museum can be seen by guided tour only. Please refer to the open hours below or call for more information.

Admission

Adults: $8
Seniors (65+): $7
Youth (13-18 years): $7
Children (2-12 years): $5

Special events and pre-registered activities priced separately.

Groups of 10 or more receive a 15% discount on general admission. Pre-booking recommended.

Hours of Operation

January to April 30: Saturday and Sunday, 12 to 5 p.m.

May 1 to December 31: Tuesday to Sunday, 12 to 5 p.m.

Closed: September 3 to 13 for Annual Preventative Conservation, Mondays, Thanksgiving, Good Friday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day

On-Site Services

  • Limited free parking (accessible via Gibson House Lane, from southbound Yonge Street only)
  • Nearby paid parking
  • Public washrooms
  • Special needs: Partial accessibility (second floor in the historic house not accessible; visual guide book provided for tours)
  • No food services on site. Fast food and restaurants nearby on Yonge Street
  • Gift shop

By Transit

Gibson House Museum is north of the North York Centre subway station. Walk north on the west side of Yonge St. along Park Home Avenue to our new entrance, just west of the new Menkes condominium. For specific TTC route and schedule information call 416-393-4636 (INFO) or visit the TTC website.

Location

5172 Yonge St.

Gibson House Museum, a red brick Georgian Revival farmhouse, was acquired and lived in by the Gibson family in 1829. David Gibson was a land surveyor who helped map early Toronto. Wanted by the government for participating in the Upper Canada Rebellion of 1837, Gibson was forced to flee to the United States where he and his family remained for 11 years. On their return to York County, the Gibsons built this beautiful home and once again became active members of their rural community.

Browse the Gibson House Exhibitions & Events Calendar.
Book your school trip for students in grades 1 to 7.

 

Browse a variety of high-quality and stimulating camps for children.
Gibson House can be rented for a variety of functions.