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Welcome to Brubacher House at the University of Waterloo!

Brubacher House is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the traditional territory of the Attawandaron (Neutral), Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Explore local history with a tour of the restored 1850s Pennsylvania German Mennonite farmhouse and four square garden. Participate in an Artist-in-Residence program or book our event space for your own private event. Enjoy a nature walk on nearby trails around beautiful Columbia Lake and Laurel Creek. Experience the digital exhibit, Life Upstairs. We look forward to your visit!


Thursday, January 27, 2022

Reopening of Brubacher House

After two years of closure due to COVID-19, Brubacher House has now reopened for pre-scheduled tours and event space rentals. Please review our COVID-19 health and safety protocols below before planning your visit.

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Life Upstairs at Brubacher House

Curious tourists, skunk invasions, biblical basement floods, incredible lake views and sunsets... just a day in the life of a Brubacher House host! 

What is it like to live in a museum? An exciting new digital exhibit explores this question from the perspective of the 22 hosts who have called Brubacher House home.