The mission of the Adelaide Hunter Hoodless Homestead is to inspire positive social change by sharing of one woman’s remarkable drive and dedication to making the world a better place for women and families.
About Adelaide Hunter Hoodless Homestead National Historic Site
Adelaide Hunter Hoodless Homestead is the birthplace and childhood home of one of Canada's most eminent citizens.
This mid-nineteenth century Neo Gothic style homestead was built in1830 by John Bray, a veteran of the War of 1812.
David and Jane Hunter, Adelaide’s parents, purchased the property in 1852 and it was owned by the Hunter family until 1906.
The property was owned by various families in the first half of the 20th century until the Federated Women’s Institutes of Canada purchased the Homestead in 1959. The F.W.I.C., along with the help of women’s institute groups worldwide, renovated the farm house to reflect the time period in which the Hunter family would have lived there. The furnishings within the home were donated largely by WI members.
In 1995 the Historic Sites and Monument Board designated the Homestead a National Historic Site.