Aurora Historical Society

Site: 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 Baird, Executive Director/Curator; Email:
Alternate Contact Mary Beth Hess, Administration and Membership Coordinator; Email:
Established Built in 1862
Primary Executive Bill Albino, President of Board
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) National historic site * 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 * additional events on website
Meetings Check website for meeting dates
Areas Served York Region
Eligibility No restrictions
Application call to arrange for group visits * call ahead to visit Sep - 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
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Intersection Yonge St and Wellington Streets
Physical Access Partially Accessible ; washroom not accessible * please call ahead for assistance
Service Categories Historic Preservation ; Museums


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