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Historically, the Park House is an early example of Pièce sur Pièce log construction and is said to have been built in the 1790s at the mouth of the Rouge River in Detroit. When Detroit was ceded to the United States, the owners decided to dismantle the building and float it down the Detroit River to Amherstburg.


Statement of Purpose


The purpose of the Park House Museum is to collect, preserve, study and exhibit the heritage of the town of Amherstburg and its people.


The Museum will strive to collect artifacts and documents that depict the town and its people's past in the terms of settlement, cultural achievement, trade and marine history which brought about the growth of the town to its present state.


The museum will provide for the preservation and availability of such material for all those who wish to see and study it, to further understand the heritage of the town and its people.


The institution will be a non-profit educational establishment operated for the betterment of the town and open to the public regardless of race, creed or occupation.

Our Mission Statement

The Park House Museum exists to inspire appreciation for the heritage of the Town of Amherstburg and its people through the presentation, preservation and study of its collections.

Our Tinsmiths

In 1978, the Park House branched out into another historically related area: tinsmithing. The Park House Tinsmiths began producing tinware (made by volunteers) for sale to the public in 1978. Since that date the business has grown in size and reputation. It now has an active volunteer membership. Park House tinware can be seen at museums and historic sites all over Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom

Museum Funding

As a registered charity, and non-profit organization, we rely on the support of our patrons, donors, tin sales, and grant programs. The Park House Museum does not have a parent organization. Our continued operations, site preservation, and conservation is only possible because of you. We ask for your continued support and donations. Individual donations can be made in person or at the links found on top of the home page. The museum would never solicit funding/donations and request payment over the phone; donors are always directed back to the museum's physical address. Tax receipts are issued for financial donations. 

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