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Group Tours

Rideau Hall invites groups of ten or more to enjoy a tour of the residence, an art tour or a grounds tour.

For all group tours, we ask that you make reservations a minimum of 48 hours in advance. You can contact us at 613-991-4422 or 1-866-842-4422. Or you can reach us by fax at 613-993-1656 or e-mail at guide@gg.ca.

Residence Tour Hours

  • Year-round (except June 29 to September 7): 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., daily, by reservation only
  • June 29 to September 7: Daily from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., self-guided tour (open house), no reservation required

Tours are offered on statutory holidays from May to October. No tours on Remembrance Day, Holiday Season and Easter Weekend. Please note that Rideau Hall is a working residence and offical events may require unforeseen changes to your visit.


  • Washrooms at the Visitor Centre located on Thomas Street
  • Bus drop-off on Princess Avenue (see map below for more details)
  • Picnic tables
  • Wheelchairs available on-site (please let us know in advance if your group has special needs)

Bus Lay-by

Tour buses can drop off visitors in the lay-by area adjacent to the site on Princess Avenue, next to the main Sussex Gate. Buses can wait for their groups in this area during the tours.

Please see the map below for more information regarding the location of new lay-by area. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Rideau Hall Visitor Services' Office at 613-991-4422 or at 1-866-842-4422.

map of new bus lay-by

Art Tour Hours

Art tours can be arranged all year-round. Please call now to make your reservation.

Grounds Tour Hours

The grounds are open daily from 8 a.m. until one hour before sunset.
We have two ways for you to discover Rideau Hall's grounds:

  • Take a guided tour with one of our knowledgeable guides, from September to June, daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Or use our informative self-guided tour brochure available at the entrance of the grounds, follow the interpretive panels and explore at your leisure.

Rideau Hall is a working residence and official events may require unforeseen changes to your visit.

Updated: 2019-03-28
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