Laura Secord Homestead
The Laura Secord Homestead is a massively historic attraction your group isn't going to want to miss during your Niagara Falls trip, this former home turned interactive museum showcasing an important piece of local history in Queenston, Ontario.
The home once belonged to Laura Secord and her husband, who, after being forced to host American soldiers for dinner one evening overheard the soldiers talking about an upcoming surprise attack on British forces. Her husband was previously wounded in a battle, so Laura took it upon herself to walk 20 miles to relay this information. It took her 18 hours and there were many obstacles along the way, but Secord was successful in relaying the message and saving the nearby troop from impending attack. Today Laura is recognized as a local hero who took a perilous journey in the service of her country, forever reserving her spot in the 'history and folklore of Niagara'.
During your visit, you will be enchanted by stories of her adventures as you take in information from the onsite costumed guides. They will show you the original furnishings of the home and provide specific details about the house, area, and Secord family during a 45-minute guided tour. There are light refreshments and souvenirs available onsite as well.