Nelles Manor Heritage House c.1798

Address: 126 Main Street West, Grimsby
Phone: 289-235-7755

Nelles Manor Heritage House (Museum)

Originally built by Colonel Robert Nelles, the manor was built in stages. It is one of the oldest homes in Ontario. The Manor was built from 1788 until 1798 by the Nelles family and ship builders, who would’ve been contracted by Robert Nelles himself. The Nelles family emigrated from Germany to England, and then were originally given land in the Mohawk valley (what is now New York State) by the Queen of England at the time, Queen Anne Stuart. Later, given a favourable relationship with Joseph Brant (the chief of the Mohawk people) Robert Nelles family was given the land upon which the Manor now stands, permitting the family to start their life in what would eventually become Canada.


Group Tours, Family friendly

Business Hours

Sunday 1-5 PM

Monday closed

Tuesday - Saturday 10 AM - 4:30 PM

Open Victoria Day to Labour Day

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