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.

Le bijou de Waupoos, la Rose House, existe depuis le début des années 1800. Peu de modifications y ont été apportées. Plusieurs générations de la famille Rose l’ont habitée. Peter Rose a été l’un des pionniers de Marysburgh à s’installer dans le comté de Prince Edward. Ces pionniers étaient pour la plupart des soldats loyalistes de l’Empire-Uni et hessois (allemands) qui s’étaient battus pour les Britanniques lors de la révolution américaine. Selon la tradition, la Rose House est construite à partir de bois de récupération de la première église luthérienne de la collectivité. Peter et son épouse, Christiana Bongard, ont élevé une grande famille dans cette modeste ferme.

Aucun service bilingue n’est offert sur ce site. Cependant, une visite sans guide est proposée en français.

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.


Rose House Fish Fry - August 11 at 4:30pm

This delicious Fish Fry, organized by the Friends of Rose House Museum, takes place at the North Marysburgh Town Hall in Waupoos. Funds raised support the charming Museum, a Loyalist-era homestead known as Rose House, which has graced the local landscape since the early 19th century! Enjoy your meal while taking in toe-tapping musical entertainment.

For details, please contact the Museum. First come, first served.



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