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Billings Estate National Historic Site

2100 Cabot St, Ottawa, Ontario K1H 6K1, Canada
+1 613-247-4830
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Oldest wood-framed house in Ottawa

Discover the fascinating stories of some of Ottawa’s earliest settlers at the historic Billings... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2017
Kaveh H
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Ottawa, Canada
Tea on the lawn

Went there for "Tea on the lawn" with 3 friends. Service was ok. Menu: couple mediocre... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2017
Saramelie7
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Gatineau, Canada
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Historic home of Braddish and Lamira Billings, built circa 1827-1828, who were founding settlers of Ottawa.
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2100 Cabot St, Ottawa, Ontario K1H 6K1, Canada
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

Discover the fascinating stories of some of Ottawa’s earliest settlers at the historic Billings Estate. At this picturesque heritage site you will find the oldest wood-framed house in Ottawa, built from 1827 to 1829. This was home to Braddish and Lamira Billings, one of the...More

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Reviewed 3 August 2017

Went there for "Tea on the lawn" with 3 friends. Service was ok. Menu: couple mediocre sandwiches, a scone with commercial jam and butter (not clotted cream), couple sweets that were nothing special, and an average selection of tea (15?). Very disappointing. It was the...More

1  Thank Saramelie7
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Although we have lived relatively nearby for almost 40 years we have never visited this estate. We planned the visit to coincide with an antique auto display. We arrived early on a hot and humid Sunday. There was a $10.45 entry fee for two which...More

1  Thank Dennis B
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We recently stayed in Ottawa for some family fun and on a whim we decided to visit the Billings Estate for the Easter activities. IT WAS AWESOME !!!!! Our 6 kids had so much fun hunting for Bunny Bucks, dying eggs, having their faces painted...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2016

What a wonderful afternoon having tea in the garden at Billings Estate. This is a once a year event, it is fun as we all dress up, wear our hats and our fascinators. The tent is set-up with round tables covered with linen tablecloths and...More

Thank Colleen685
Ottawa_Museums, Manager at Billings Estate National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2016

Sounds like you had a great visit @Colleen685 - maybe worth visiting more than once a year? Keep us in mind for Christmas Tea come December!

Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Attended an outdoor wedding here. The grounds are beautiful. They serve high tea. Probably would not have come here if not for the wedding as there are so many other things to see and do in Ottawa.

Thank John F
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Loved it and will go back. We went on a rainy day so we couldn't appreciate the grounds fully. Also we want to experience the tea service. But let me tell you this house is special. The history is so palpable you almost fell as...More

1  Thank LynV389
BillingsEstate, Manager at Billings Estate National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2016

We're happy to hear you had a such a great time at the site, even if you weren't able to see and do everything on offer. We look forward to having you back for tea!

Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

We attended a wedding here this past weekend and it was simply beautiful. The surroundings could not have been more perfect. I wish I could have been married outside in this beautiful historic area. Everything was so carefree and easy, even the parking. Loved it!

1  Thank FirstClass001
BillingsEstate, Manager at Billings Estate National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2016

Thanks for sharing your experience with us @FirstClass001!

Reviewed 1 September 2015

I took my daughters for a high tea last Sunday. The day was gorgeous, the garden was full of flowers, the service was impeccable. We had chosen the coconut chai, the pear onlong tea and the citrus white tea. They served us each 5 finger...More

1  Thank estelalutero
Kelly E, Public Relations Manager at Billings Estate National Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2015

We are so glad that you had a wonderful experience and day with your daughters, @estelalutero! Thank you for sharing your experience. We love to hear when guests enjoy themselves and create great memories. We hope to have you join us again soon!

Reviewed 31 July 2015

I had heard many positive things about High Tea at the Billings Estate. It is a lovely location, and certainly has some redeeming qualities. $12.50 is cheap for tea, but hey - you get what you pay for. Unimaginative crustless wonderbread sandwiches with almost no...More

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