With more than 165 years of history, this exquisite Georgian style estate was home to four generations of the Harris and Sayers families. Noted for its quiet presence in a picturesque park-like setting - Benares is filled top to bottom with original family possessions spanning 4 generations. Part of what makes Benares so unique is that more than 95% of the artifacts in the house are original to the Harris family and this home. Benares and most of its contents were donated by the three great grandchildren of Captain Harris -- Geoffrey Harris Sayers, Dora Sayers Caro and Barbara Sayers Larson. It was restored and fully furnished with Harris Family items and opened to the public as Mississauga's newest museum in 1995.
The Visitor Centre at Benares hosts an interpretive gallery about Benares Historic House and its original residents; it also includes an Exhibition Gallery with rotating exhibitions and displays.
Join us as we transform the Square Amphitheatre into a live children's theatre every Tuesday night in August. From Rock the Arts Puppets to Beauty and the Beast, watch and be dazzled as your favourite children stories are brought to life!
Whether you're a musician, spoken word artist, comedian or dazzling performer, the stage is yours! Share your craft or enjoy the great talent Mississauga has to offer at open mic nights on the Square, every Wednesday in August.
Canadian Celtic rock group Screeched Inn began over a decade ago as a trio. With a focus on tight three part harmony and audience interaction, they perfected their sound through classic rock, top 40, and country genres.
Drop by the Bradley Museum to learn more about our Heritage Kitchen Garden, representing the foods early settlers grew in Upper Canada in the 1830s. On the last Sunday of the month, Museum Interpreters are on site to lead curated garden tours and demonstrations in Bradley House kitchen.