- Behind the Scenes - Live Curatorial Tours (Weekly on Facebook)
Every week our Curator is going live on our Facebook page and inviting you to step behind the barriers. You'll get up-close and personal with the museum's collection. Ask the expert and see details like never before!
- Pedal Powered Ghost Tour - Spirits of Seven Oaks (October 16, 2021)
The Pedal Powered Ghost Tours continue with strange and spooky tales from the distant past.
Learn about paranormal activity inside Seven Oaks House Museum and embark on a tour of the Seven Oaks neighbourhood led by Matthew Komus, author of Haunted Winnipeg, who will share eerie stories along the way.
Participants will hear of a historic battle that continues to be fought to this day, visit the oldest haunted house in Winnipeg and even learn of the community’s connection to the top secret Manhattan Project.
- The Trolley of Terror Ghost Tours, run by the Winnipeg Trolley Company (see "More information" for dates and times)
One hundred years ago, thousands of Winnipeggers boarded the city’s trolleys and streetcars every day. Blending into the background, the drivers of these vehicles were always watching, listening, and learning about the people who rode with them. Join the Midnight Conductor—so named because he worked the graveyard shift—on the Trolley of Terror tour as he shares some of the creepiest stories he heard while roaming our darkened streets. Learn about the gruesome executions of the early Canadian West; the local doctor who became one of the world’s foremost séance experts in the early 1900s; the most famous UFO sighting in Canadian history; and of course, the many, many ghosts that haunt this old prairie town. He’ll take you inside:
- The eerie Dalnavert mansion to share Victorian traditions around death and mourning;
- Seven Oaks House, the oldest and most haunted house in Winnipeg; and
- The famous Fort Garry Hotel’s Room 202
You’ll hear the room’s tragic tale of the lady in the white wedding dress and the hundreds of guests who have been left shaken—sometimes literally—by…something…once they turn out the lights for night...
- A Public Investigation at the Seven Oaks House Museum, run by the Winnipeg Paranormal Group (October 1, 2021)
Join the Winnipeg Paranormal Group in conducting a behind the barriers investigation of activity at Seven Oaks House Museum. Our team members will demonstrate a variety of equipment, and guide participants through the basics of paranormal investigation. Get up close and personal with this amazing historic haunted house.
Seven Oaks House Museum is the oldest home in Winnipeg, and has developed a reputation as the oldest haunted house in Manitoba. Don't miss this opportunity to explore a site with a paranormal history stretching back to the early 19th Century.
Limited spaces available
- Manitoba Fibre Festival "Fibre Trail" Market at Seven Oaks House Museum (September 17-19, 2021)
Part of the Manitoba Fibre Festival's Fibre Trail, Seven Oaks House Museum is excited to host a market of local vendors on Saturday, September 18th, 2021 from10 AM - 5 PM.
Vendors will include:
Corporeal Curios Victorian Hairwork
Dragon Fibre Bags
Dye For Ewe
The Sheep-ish Spinner
The museum will be open for visitors. Anyone wishing to enter the interior must show proof of vaccination.
Proof of vaccination is not required to attend the outdoor market.
- Doors Open Winnipeg (September 12 & 13)
Why not start your tour of Winnipeg's built heritage where it all began? Visit the oldest home in the city, and one of the oldest buildings in the province.
Tours will be offered from 11:00 - 5:00.
- Pedal Into History (Dates TBA)
Historically focused bicycle tours led by the curator of Seven Oaks House Museum and our partners Bike Winnipeg. We'll trace the course of the scenic Red River, as we visit the significant buildings and places that shaped our city’s early history.
- Spirits of Seven Oaks (Dates TBA) Back with a vengeance, the Spirits of Seven Oaks are ready to spook again. Rumoured to be Winnipeg's oldest haunted house, the mysterious occurrences around Seven Oaks are tied up in one of the darkest chapters of our city's history. Each night begins with a walking tour through the mysterious history of the Seven Oaks neighbourhood led by Matthew Komus, author of Haunted Winnipeg. Those brave enough will return to explore Seven Oaks House by candlelight, and hear about the paranormal activity at the museum.
- The Roots of Our Community (every Sunday, May-August at 10:30 am & 2:30 pm)
A historic walking tour beneath the trees that named a neighbourhood.
Join us on a walk around the old Inkster Homestead as we visit the oldest buildings and most significant spots in the Seven Oaks area. Learn about the earliest history of our community, and the family that helped shape it.
Our new virtual tour lets you view rare historical photos of the area on your phone as we walk!
- Visit with the People of Red River (May 21, 2021)
An immersive, living history school program that brings lessons to life. Crafts, games and learning activities are led by Red River Settlement period re-enactors (Manitoba Living History Society). Best suited for classes and home-school students in grades 4-7.
- Yoga Under the Oaks (every Saturday at 9:30 am & 5:00 pm)
Karma yoga class presented by Trinidad Yoga with Coco. This is a beginner intro yoga class, suitable for everyone to learn simple flows and postures. Karma-yoga means "pay what you can". Donations to support our wonderful instructor and Seven Oaks House Museum are greatly appreciated.
- Introduction to Métis Beadwork
Participants will be introduced to the history of Métis style beadwork in an exclusive, behind the scenes tour of our collection. We will then learn the fundamentals to make our own floral pouches and pin-cushions.
- Paranormal Investigation (Dates TBA)
Uncover the truth behind stories of spirits and strange happenings at the Museum. The Winnipeg Paranormal Group will guide participants and offer hands-on experience with the technological and metaphysical techniques used for their investigations. Try our new VIP tickets this year for a more personal experience.
- Archaeology in the Garden: Recreation in the Red River Settlement
Join Seven Oaks House Museum in celebrating our second annual Archaeology in the Garden. Enjoy light refreshments and baked goods while learning about what was found during University of Manitoba's month-long archaeological excavation of the grounds of Seven Oaks House by Dr. Bruggencate in our garden, followed by an exclusive guided tour of some of the most valuable items found in the historic Inkster residence. Find out what families like the Inksters did for recreation and fun, and learn more about the Seven Oaks grounds and local history.
For one night only these artifacts will be on display to the public, so don't miss out on this unique opportunity!
- The Case at the Edge of the Woods
This live theatre experience based on a true Manitoba crime story will be be unique, filled with intrigue, laughs, and suspense! Led by charming detectives, you're on the move and will encounter various characters, discover clues and help solve a murder mystery.
Uncover what happened to Eddie Kendrick, local Park Warden for Riding Mountain National Park. Based on a true story from 1932.
- Hon. MaryAnn Mihychuk’s Barbecue in the Park
Our local Member of Parliament's free community BBQ is back, and bigger than ever! Join us for free food, live entertainment, an artisans' market, reenactments, and tours of Winnipeg's oldest home.
- Archaeology in the Garden (August 10th)
Join us in our garden as we celebrate Seven Oaks House Museum's 60th anniversary and explore the history that lies beneath your feet.
This spring, Seven Oaks House hosted a dig by the University of Manitoba's Archaeological Field School, who excavated in the park surrounding Winnipeg's oldest home. They uncovered hundreds of unique artifacts that can tell us about life along the Red River and the Inkster family who lived on this land for more than 80 years.
For one night only these artifacts will be on display to the public, and will offer a special glimpse into Winnipeg's past.