Rose House Museum, Waupoos Ontario

Rose House Museum, Waupoos Ontario

Rose House Museum, Waupoos Ontario
3333 County Road 8 RR 4, Picton, ON K0K 2T0 Phone: 613-476-5439

This gem is off the more touristy path in Waupoos which houses wineries and many activities. Drive a bit further and discover some Prince Edward County heritage at the Rose House Museum. The Rose House has survived since the early 1800’s with few alterations, inhabited by several generations of the Rose Family.

Peter Rose arrived in Prince Edward County among first Marysburg settlers, made up largely of United Loyalists and Hessian (German) soldiers who had fought for the British American Revolution. According to tradition, Rose House is constructed from salvaged Timber from the community’s original Lutheram Church.  Peter and his wife, Christina Bongard, raised a large family in the modest farmhouse.




  1. The Marysburgh Settlement was surveyed in 1784 by the Honorable John Collins, Deputy Surveyor General, who named the township in honor of Princess Mary, a
    daughter of King George III. During the same year in 1784 a group of Brunswick and Hesse-Hanau soldiers became discharged and assembled at Lachine near Montreal under the leadership of former Lieutenant Baron Gottlieb Christian von Reitzenstein of the Brunswick Regiment Prinz Friedrich and had been directed to their designated Fifth Township of the Bay of Quinte.p.190. With permission from the book The Early Industry of Upper Canada” by Rolf A. Piro


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