Operated by the Port Hope and District Historical Society. The Museum is located in the scenic village of Garden Hill in Hope Township. The earliest settlers cleared the land in the 1830's.
The area developed into a farming community and the presence of the Ganaraska River made the development of saw, grain and woolen mills possible. Dorothy's House was built around 1869 when the property was bought by Taylor Wilson. Mr. Wilson built the home in his off hours with materials left over from his carpentry jobs on larger homes. Although small by many standards, the house demonstrates Victorian architecture, and many unique features.