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Allan Macpherson House



Allan Macpherson House

180 Elizabeth Street, Napanee • (613) 354-5982

When Macpherson House was built on the banks of the Napanee River around 1826 it was the first private home to be built north of the river. This was the residence of Allan Macpherson, one of the most entrepreneurial and civic-minded citizens of early Napanee.


He operated grist and saw mills, a distillery and general store, whilst serving as post master, magistrate, Major of the Lennox Militia, land agent, pioneer of the printing press, builder of schools and establisher of the Agricultural Society. That is still not to mention his involvement in building the toll road and rail line and the the helping of several denominations to secure land to build churches. Napanee has inherited a treasure and, thanks to the generosity and hard work of its local supporters, both the house and park have been preserved to become a living legacy of pioneer life.

Approximate Visit Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free (Donations Accepted)