Things to see and do at Quebec House
Take a step back to the Georgian era and discover the family home of General James Wolfe. Uncover the reality of the Battle of Quebec, his most famous campaign, as well as exploring life in the 1730s when the General was a child here. Discover a charming cottage garden and grab a new read in the second-hand bookshop.
This intimate 18th-century family home, with its pretty garden, was the boyhood home of General James Wolfe, who lost his life leading the successful military campaign at the Battle of Quebec in 1759. Uncover the reality of the battle and reflect on his legacy for both his contemporaries and for us today. You can also explore how the family lived in the 1730s, when they rented the house, including Mrs Wolfe’s homemade remedies lining the shelves in the kitchen.
As we rely on our volunteers to help us open, on occasion some areas of the house might have to close for all, or part, of selected days. We always strive to open as much as we can and apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused.
The intimate 18th-century garden is hidden away in the heart of Westerham. The garden is stocked with flowers and plants from the Georgian era. The kitchen garden and herb border are heavily influenced by Mrs Wolfe’s recipe book with the ingredients that she would have used to keep her family well fed and healthy.
The second-hand bookshop
Step into the Coach House to find your new favourite book in the second-hand bookshop. Built in the eighteenth century, this two-storey building was originally the coaching house that served Quebec House. With books donated by volunteers and visitors, all the money raised from the bookshop goes back into maintaining Quebec House.
Paths of glory exhibition
Upstairs in the Coach House, discover the exhibition room and learn about the battle which made General James Wolfe a household name. The exhibition brings alive the story of the Quebec campaign.
Find out about the life of General James Wolfe, who led British forces to victory at the Battle of Quebec, from where this Georgian house takes its name.
Quebec House is a one pawprint rated place. Dogs are welcome to stroll around the garden with you and enjoy a dog-eye view of the flower borders. Why not try a walk from nearby Chartwell to stretch their legs first?
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