Rose House Museum

The gem of Waupoos, Rose House has survived since the early 1800s with few alterations, inhabited by several generations of the Rose family. Peter Rose arrived in Prince Edward County among first the Marysburgh settlers, made up largely of United Empire Loyalists and Hessian (German) soldiers who had fought for the British in the American Revolution. According to tradition, Rose House is constructed from salvaged timber from the community’s original Lutheran Church. Peter and his wife, Christiana Bongard, raised a large family in this modest farmhouse.

Rose House Museum welcomes:

If booked in advance, the museum can also provide tours of the nearby Rose Cemetery for groups.


Upcoming Events

Special admission rates may apply.



3333 County Road 8, in Waupoos


Contact Us

Phone: (613) 476-5439

Off season: (613) 476-2148 x2521


Mailing address: C/O 332 Main Street, Picton, ON K0K 2T0

Rose House
School Tours
Sitting on the Porch
Water Pump
In the Kitchen
Chamber Pot
Girl in Bonnet
Brewer's Keg
Garden Stone
Easter Eggs
Barn Doors
Artists Capturing Rose House