Built in 1851, Gibson House was the home of Scottish immigrant David Gibson and his family. He 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.

Program Features

  • All programs require a minimum of 10 students
  • Programs are 1.5 hours (half-day option) or 3 hours (full day option) in length
  • All programs include a tour through the museum with a costumed interpreter
  • Programs are based on inquiry-based learning
  • All programs include hands-on components in an authentic mid-19th century farm house
  • Option for half-day programs: bring your own lunch to eat on site in our program room for $25 per half hour

To book a school trip to Gibson House, please contact the museum directly:
5172 Yonge Street
gibsonhouse@toronto.ca
416-395-7432