Kincardine's Oldest Building and the Oldest Standing Hotel in Grey/Bruce Counties
The Walker House was built in 1850 by Francis "Paddy" Walker and remains the oldest standing wooden hotel in Bruce and Grey Counties, as well as the oldest building in Kincardine. Only ever owned by 2 families, the Walker's and Gairns', the House was run as an inn and tavern for over a hundred years. After a disastrous fire in 1995, the Paddy Walker Heritage Society (est. 1998) was formed to restore the building.
Ten years and thousands of volunteer hours later, the Walker House was reopened in 2008 as a local museum and heritage centre.
View the permanent and changing exhibits of local history, participate in one of our many heritage events, attend one of our occasional heritage speaker presentations and much more!
We are pleased to host The Industry Room - a cocktail bar - at the Walker House on weekends throughout the year. Enjoy their Afternoon Tea on Sundays.
The museum is currently closed for the season. In the off season, the Walker House is available to host your next meeting, family gathering or community event. We have ideal rooms at a modest fee available day or evening. Check out "Rent This House" for more details.