The garden at Hawthorne Cottage is currently closed due to construction and is inaccessible to the public. The cottage will remain open for visitors during this work.

What to know before you visit

Over the next five years, Parks Canada will invest $2.6 billion to rehabilitate infrastructure assets within national historic sites, national parks, and national marine conservation areas across Canada.

This historic investment supports conservation while promoting visitor experience and making our infrastructure safer and more appealing to visitors.

When visiting Hawthorne Cottage National Historic Site, you may encounter construction zones or reduced services while we complete this important work. Please plan ahead before you travel to avoid inconvenience. Consult the following list of current infrastructure projects to see if any facility work might impact your trip.


Ongoing projects

Site Recapitalization
Construction commenced Summer 2018
This project will result in Hawthorne Cottage National Historic Site being completely rehabilitated, thereby extending its life and ensuring its structural and commemorative integrity now and in the future.