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.
Today the Park House is a year round museum catering to the needs of visiting school children, seniors and the general public, as well as being an interesting and informative place to visit.
Set Programs are available and custom tours can be arranged for special interest groups.
During the summer months the pensioner's cottage is open to the public where tinsmithing is demonstrated.
Tinsmithing is a unique craft that is slowly fading away. Here in Amherstburg this trade is thriving. Custom work has been supplied all across Canada, the U.S.A. and as far away as England. We can create accurate reproductions for re-enactment groups.