Aurora Historical Society

Site: Aurora - Hillary House National Historic Site

Service: Hillary House National Historic Site

Record Details
Alternate Name Koffler Museum of Medicine
Office Phone 905-727-8991
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Primary Contact Erika Mazanik, Curator, Aurora Historical Society; Phone: 905-727-8991; Email:
Alternate Contact Mary Beth Hess, Administration and Membership Coordinator, Aurora Historical Society; Phone: 905-727-8991; Email:
Established Built in 1862
Funding Donations ; To preserve Hillary House for the future, the Aurora Historical Society, an incorporated non-profit organization, purchased the house and nearly two acres of surrounding land in 1981; this was made possible through the generosity of the Hillary family and Dr. Murray B. Koffler
Description (Service) Recognized by the National Historic Sites and Monuments Board as one of Canada’s best examples of Gothic Revival architecture * contains a significant collection of medical instruments, books, papers, household furnishings, and equipment dating from the early nineteenth to the late twentieth century * owned and operated by the Aurora Historical Society and open to the public as Hillary House, the Koffler Museum of Medicine;

discovery days * youth groups and school programs * special events
Hours May - Sep Wed to Sat 10 am - 4 pm * Oct 2 - May 26 by apt
Dates May to Sep * Oct to Apr by appointment * Doors Open Sat Aug 19, 10am to 4pm * additional events on website
Meetings Check website for meeting dates
Areas Served York Region
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Hillary House is open for tours for casual visitors and for organized groups (space is limited) * call to arrange for group visits * call ahead to visit Oct - end May
Languages English ; French - on request
Fees Admission ; see website for admission to events, programs 
Members of the Ontario Museum Association or the Aurora Historical Society are admitted free of charge  
Special fees may apply to youth programming visits, special events and programs
Site Location Aurora
Located In Community Aurora
Address & Map
15372 Yonge St
Aurora, ON L4G 1N8
Intersection Yonge St & Wellington Streets
Physical Access Partially Accessible ; washroom not accessible * please call ahead for assistance
Service Categories Historic Preservation ; Museums


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