A jewel in the heart of downtown Cambridge.

This welcoming 1858 granite and limestone cottage was built overlooking the beauty of the Grand River. Nearly 165 years after being built, the charming cottage is an active hub for community events, with tours, special events, workshops, and more. Interact with engaging exhibits, and peer out the window at the ever-evolving neighbourhood of the downtown Cambridge historic factory district. 

McDougall Cottage recognizes the complex colonial history and will be working to engage in the inclusion of Indigenous narratives and stories through partnerships.

On now Resiliency: Shared Stories of Strength & Survival

Using the 165-year-old Cottage as a metaphor, this Cambridge gem shines light on shared personal stories of resiliency coupled with strategies for bouncing back from life’s challenges.  Learn more about the Resiliency exhibit.