Benares Historic House

Benares Historic House

1507 Clarkson Road North, Mississauga
 

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. 

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Bradley & Benares
Wednesday & Friday
9am - 4pm
Thursday
9am - 8pm
Saturday & Sunday
12pm - 4pm
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