McDougall Cottage, ca.1858 granite and limestone labourer's dwelling, is located in downtown Cambridge in the historic factory district. Home for more than a century to two families of hardworking Scots, the McDougalls and the Bairds, this charming traditional cottage with its equally charming pocket-sized gardens, boasts the most spectacular hand-painted friezes (patterns along the top of walls or buildings) and trompe l'oeil ceilings (three dimensional illusions) that Ontario has to offer. The Cottage serves as an interpretation centre, showcasing its unique interior landscape and presenting mini-exhibits on monthly themes.
Waterloo Museums Membership
Enjoy a full year of fun, savings, special events and learning opportunities at McDougall Cottage, Joseph Schneider Haus Museum & Gallery, Doon Heritage Village and the Waterloo Region Museum by joining the Region of Waterloo Museums Membership Program.
McDougall Cottage Programs and Events
McDougall Cottage offers a wide range of programs and professional services designed to educate and to entertain. Please visit the Events Calendar for more information regarding what is happening at McDougall Cottage, such as A "Wee Quilt Challenge," kitchen ceilidhs, Kids in Kilts, Tartan Teas and more. Consult the Online Calendar for details on programs and events.
89 Grand Avenue South
Cambridge, ON N1S 2L7