LEACOCK MUSEUM NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE – For over fifty years the Leacock Museum has been welcoming visitors to the Old Brewery Bay on the shores of Lake Couchiching. This stately, 19-room summer home represents Stephen Leacock’s lifetime love affair with Orillia, a town he immortalized as the mythical Mariposa in his quintessential best-seller Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town.
Included in the nearly 10- acre site are Leacock House, the Boathouse, and the museum archives and administration building. Don’t forget to stop by the Leacock Cafe and enjoy some amazing food and beverages, or stop through on the trails for some ice cream! The museum grounds feature gardens and trails such as the Orillia Millenium Trail or the Lightfoot Trail that travels throughout Orillia along the waterfront, through the property! These trails are ideal for a stroll, especially in their summer fullness or during fall colours. Enjoy the amazing waterfront, located on Lake Couchiching makes for some amazing views and a convenient spot to take a break from paddling and enjoy this local historic site! Open year round and available for rentals, meetings and special events.
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Mariposa Arts Theatre, in partnership with the Stephen Leacock Museum, proudly presents BARD IN THE YARD: TWELFTH NIGHT. This summer, MAT "returns from intermission" with an exciting outdoor production of Shakespeare's musical comedy of mistaken identity on the grounds of the Stephen Leacock Museum. After a lamentable year of no theatre, MAT is elated to be working with the Stephen Leacock Museum, out-doors, in the open-air, to kick off our 2021/2022 season. Shakespeare’s most perfect comedy, TWELFTH NIGHT, runs from…Find out more »