Reverend Forbes Homestead opens for the season on June 12

Reverend Forbes Homestead opens for the season on June 12


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The Reverend Forbes Homestead and Pioneer Hospital opens for the 2024 summer season on June 12, 2024. 

The City offers free guided tours of Grande Prairie’s oldest home during operational hours of 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wednesdays to Saturdays until August 31, 2024.

“The Forbes Homestead is one of Grande Prairie’s historic gems,” explained City of Grande Prairie Mayor, Jackie Clayton. “We’re excited to welcome the community back for another summer filled with grander tours, teas and timeless memories and encourage residents to check out this immersive experience to see how the first settlers lived.”

Afternoon tea at the Reverend Forbes Homestead will return in July and August. Stay tuned for more information later this summer. 

About the Forbes Homestead

The Forbes Homestead was built from 1911 to 1912 by Reverend Alexander Forbes and his wife, Mrs. Agnes Forbes, making it both the oldest home and the first hospital in Grande Prairie.

The landmark is classified as a Provincial Historic Resource Site and was part of starting the settlement which led to the vibrant city we have today. 

Forbes Homestead visitors can view household antiques, see how the Forbes family (and patients) lived and observe primitive medical equipment on display.

See more details about the Forbes Homestead on the City’s website here or call the Grande Prairie Museum at 780-830-7090.