Designated as a Provincial Historic Resource Site, the Reverend Forbes Homestead and Pioneer Hospital is Grande Prairie's oldest log home and the first hospital. Built for Reverend and Mrs. Forbes in 1911-12, its construction marked the beginnings of our City.
The house and hospital were fully restored to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the arrival of the Forbes’ and was opened to the public on May 28, 2010.
The Reverend Forbes Homestead is operated by the Grande Prairie Museum and is open during the summer months when guided tours, special events and programs are featured.
The Reverend Forbes Homestead is operated by the Grande Prairie Museum and is located behind the QEII Hospital (10424 96 Street). Visitors can view household antiques and primitive medical equipment on display.
The Reverend Forbes Homestead is open for the season. Open Wednesday to Saturday 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm until September 4.
After September 4, the facility is open by appointment until the end of September. To book a tour during September, please contact 780-830-7090.
Afternoon Teas at Forbes
The Forbes Homestead is bringing back their annual afternoon teas on the following days: August 11, August 12, August 18, and August 19. For more information and to book your spot, call the Grande Prairie Museum at 780-830-7090.
Guided tours and admission are always FREE.
For any questions about the services offered, contact the Grande Prairie Museum (780-830-7090) or Charles Taws (780-830-7084).