Dr. John Hutchison, being their first doctor to arrive in Peterborough, the people were so grateful of having their first doctor that they donated their labor to build this two story house in 1836-37. A guided tour is provided by the Peterborough Historical Society. There was no running water, nor electricity then. He was a doctor, pharmacist, performed tooth extractions. His compensation sometimes came in the form of goods and services as the people didn't always have the means to pay for his services in cash. He believed that some illnesses could be treated by draining the blood, causing some patients to faint and die.
The best part I really like is their afternoon tea service from 1-4 pm. The choice of hot tea, iced tea, or lemonade, butter or whipped cream for your scone, the oatcakes, variety of tasty jams, are first rate. They also sell the jams. Lunch service is available for CAD 24. Admission is CAD 7. Tours: June-September Tues-Sun 1pm-4pm, October-May Tue-Fri 9am-5pm
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