Thomas House:Built in 1829 as the original home of the Merrick Thomas family, the Thomas House is furnished and presented as a pioneer home of the 1830 - 1840's, with many original family items. The house is operated by the Society and is open during the summer months when Society volunteers act as guides. A brochure covering the history of the family and the house (with fascinating details of life in the early 1800's) is available to visitors. Be sure to ask how many people lived in the home!
Admission is free, but donations in any amount to help sustain the house are much appreciated. As an old and fragile structure, the Thomas House requires regular care and attention, provided by OHS volunteers, with costs of maintenance and regular renewal paid for from the Society's limited resources.
The Thomas House was moved to its present location in Lakeside Park in 1955 as a result of the efforts of Hazel Chisholm Mathews and the the Oakville Historical Society. It was originally west of the Sixteen Mile Creek on a site now occupied by St. Jude's Cemetery and St. Thomas Aquinas High School.
• Victoria Day Weekend to Labour Day - Saturday, Sunday & Holidays;
• Plus, during July and August: Tuesday through Thursday inclusive.
• After Labour Day, open Sundays only in September. Closed after September.
The Old Post Office, Oakville's first post office (1835 to 1856), stands beside the Thomas House and is operated by the Oakville Museum. This building was moved by Mrs. Mathews from the east bank of the Sixteen Mile Creek (SW corner of Navy and Lakeshore) in 1952.