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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

Touring Historic Sovereign House in picturesque Bronte, Ontario


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Sovereign House is on Bronte Bluffs-2 storey house on east side at end of street.

7 West River Street, Oakville (Bronte)

Oakville, ON

Directions: Coming from the east, take Lakeshore Road, westbound until you get to West River Street-one street past Bronte Road. Turn left, go up the hill and there is a free public parking lot on the left, just north of Sovereign House, with a path that leads you to the front entrance of the house.. Looking forward to seeing you!.


Free, and accepts optional pay-what-you-may donations for admission.

Offered in English.


Sovereign House is a historic house located in Bronte. It is the second oldest house in Halton. The House was originally a one storey log cabin built by Charles Sovereign, starting in 1825. Charles Sovereign was one of the early settlers in Bronte.

This house is now managed by volunteers. The beautiful gardens are maintained by the Bronte Horticultural Society and are reminiscent of gardens from the 1910-1915 period. The exterior and grounds are managed by the Town of Oakville.

Sovereign House is open from late May until late October, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. Come for an afternoon and discover a life-time of Bronte history. Our Hosts are here to welcome you

During our Culture Days we will be featuring art by local artists Carol Sanders, Barbara Eadie, Stefania Zanini, Adrienne Holbeche

Looking forward to seeing you!



Bronte Historical Society

The Bronte Historical Society is a volunteer run non-profit charitable organization dedicated to preserving Bronte’s heritage and celebrating its past.

The mission of the Society is to collect, organize and preserve material about Bronte and the surrounding area, to promote awareness and appreciation of Bronte’s History.