The Higginson Tower is a great place to visit to get a view from the highest structure in town!
Tour groups are welcome! Enjoy bilingual interpretive program, displays of artifacts found during an archaeological investigation which took place prior to restoration. Listen to history as you climb the steps inside the tower to the top! Have a picnic on site, or visit nearby Arbor Gallery just a few steps away, located inside the original home of William Higginson, son of Thomas Higginson, who built the stone portion of tower. Read more about the tower and its exciting restoration process here: www.higginsontower.ca.
Summer 2020: The interior of the tower is closed to visitors for the summer of 2020. Hey — it’s a tower, so it’s a pretty tight space in there, BUT: if you are a family group that would like a peek inside, email: [email protected] to set a time for a personal tour. Plus: the Ottawa Paranormal Society is visiting us in August 2020 to film a special segment. Watch for news about that on our Facebook page and for sure: feel free to do a walkabout or enjoy a picnic on site during your visit!
Note: The Higginson Tower is usually open to visitors 5 days a week (Wednesday through Sunday), from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. during July and August. During September and up until Thanksgiving Monday, the Higginson Tower is open Saturdays and Sundays and holiday Mondays, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. If your group would like to visit the tower, call 1-877-678-3327 and ask for Louise Sproule. The tower, located at 5845 Highway 34, is accessible from Highway 34 (across from Martin’s Tire Shop), or via Home Avenue; the tower is right next door to Arbor Gallery.
If you visit the Higginson Tower, you can park in the St. John’s Anglican Church parking lot.
The Higginson Tower was restored by a six-member committee during a two-year period. More than $300,000 was raised; the tower opened to visitors in September 2006.