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    The Donnelly Homestead Site Tour

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J. Robert Salts, Owner
34937 Roman Line,
R.R. #3 Lucan,
Ontario, N0M 2J0,

Contact Us:
Phone: 1 (519) 227-1244

E-mail: rsalts@quadro.net

Map To Homestead:
The Donnelly Homestead is located 6.9 km north of St. Patrick's Church on the Roman Line.
Click here to view map!

Booking A Tour:
The Donnelly Homestead is a private residence, not a historic site. Please call in advance to make an appointment. The best time to call is the early evening.

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Updated: 25 October 2016

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The Donnelly Homestead
One of Canada's Intriguing Historic Attractions

In the early hours of February 4, 1880, five members of a Biddulph Township family met their death at the hands of their neighbours. Since that occurance in Canadian history, stories have been told, books written, songs sung, and plays performed, generating sustained interest and fascination in this tragedy.

Tour Description: :
Robert Salts, who lives on the original land that was settled by James and  Johannah Donnelly, relates the story of the Donnellys during a walking tour that begins in 1842 when the family arrived in Canada from Tipperary County in Ireland. The tour traces the Donnelly's lives through time to the night of the massacre, and 1939 when the property was sold out of the Donnelly name. 

The 90-minute tour (time approximate) includes a fascinating loot at the artifacts and original photographs of family members. Also included is a tour of the barn. Some aspects of the paranormal are touched upon, but the main focus is the Donnelly family and their lives on the Roman Line.

A Little Background:
The Donnelly  Homestead is owned by J. Robert Salts, a retired school teacher who taught public school for 25 years. A professional trance clairvoyant, Mr. Salts purchased the homestead in 1988, and lives on the property with his family. He is dedicated to telling the story of the Donnellys, and offers a warm welcome to everyone to come and discover one of Canada's most intriguing tourist attractions: the site where the Donnelly family lived and died. Book your tour today!

The Donnelly Homestead is a Smoke Free
and Fragrance Free Environment!

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Donnelly Homestead

Closed for
the Winter

Open: Spring

Individual and Small Group Tours available by appointment only. 

Call 1 (519) 227-1244

Small Group Tours:

For groups of 1- 6, there is a flat fee of $30.00.

For groups of 7-9, the fee is $5.00 per person.

* We no longer offer tours for large groups, or bus tours.

Visitor Information:
Due to the length, and the nature of the subject, the tour is recommended for persons 12 years of age
and over.

Recommended Clothing:
Since the tour is outside, proper seasonal clothing and footwear should be considered.
During inclement weather, the tour is done indoors. Ten minutes are spent outside at the site where the tragedy took place.

The Donnelly Homestead -- It's a tour worth taking, and one that you will long remember!