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About Us

Surrounded by the Carolinian Forrest, along the banks of the Grand River, Chiefswood National Historic Site (NHS) is the birthplace and childhood home of renowned Mohawk and English poetess, E. Pauline Johnson. The historic site features identical entrances – the South entrance faces the river to welcome Six Nations community members who arrived by canoe, and the North entrance faces the road to welcome visitors from surrounding communities who arrived by horse-drawn carriage. The two entrances are a living symbol of the shared cultures of the Johnson family.

Chiefswood NHS is managed by Six Nations Tourism, a sub-department of Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation (SNGRDC). Chiefswood NHS is a tourist destination aimed to provide a unique historical and cultural experience for all its visitors.

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Discover Chiefswood

Chiefswood NHS offers curriculum-based educational programs to groups, schools, and visiting organizations. Through hands-on, interactive lessons targeting various learning styles, students will explore the history of the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, and the background of Chiefswood.

Roles and Responsibilities
of the Johnson Family

Exploring Traditions
and Celebrations

Early Societies
Scavenger Hunt

Exploring E. Pauline
Johnson’s Written Work

Our Visitors

“It was great to see how clearly you linked culture/meaning to our curriculum! The kids really enjoyed the activity.”

Jamieson Elementary School Teacher, Grade 1

Upcoming Events

Whether you’re planning a future visit or already in the area, here are some Upcoming Events at the Chiefswood National Historic Site. Check back often and keep up to date with what’s going on.

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