Hillary House, built in 1862 and lived in by four doctors and their families until 1993, is situated on Yonge Street in Aurora, Ontario, Canada. Click here for our contact information and directions. If you arrived here by the hillaryhouse.ca link, please note there is more to explore including our activities. Hillary House is owned and managed by the Aurora Historical Society and we need your support to maintain this historic treasure.
Hillary House is recognized by the National Historic Sites and Monuments Board as one of Canada’s best examples of Gothic Revival architecture. It contains a significant collection of medical instruments, books, papers, household furnishings, and equipment dating from the early nineteenth to the late twentieth century and is open to the public as Hillary House, the Koffler Museum of Medicine.
Hillary House is potentially among the foremost historic house museums in North America, combining architectural significance and the personal possessions of three generations of medical doctors who worked and lived there with their families. It is a window to a time of immense change, from the era of leeches and bleeding to the advent of penicillin, from a time of calling cards and private ballrooms to the arrival of the phonograph. Few museums can evoke the past and inexorable change so compellingly.
Please explore this section of the website to find out more about this unique National Historic Site.
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- Complete list of Hillary House pages:
- Hillary House History
- Hillary House Architecture
- The Hillary / Koffler Medical Collection
- Medical Collection Artifacts
- Chronology of Residents
- Preserving Hillary House