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An Unexpected Journey Gallery Tour


To ensure that your visit is enjoyable, entertaining and, above all safe for everyone we ask that you review the guidelines and information below prior to your visit. If you booked for other people please ensure this information is shared with them. THANK YOU!

“An Unexpected Journey” Gallery Tour – this is our regular tour and it takes about 90 minutes.

In the lower galleries you will hear presentation on the architecture of the house, its history and most famous owners, as well as an introduction to the art and ethos of visual artist Eugen-Florin Zamfirescu.

In the upper galleries you have an opportunity to meet the artist and travel together on an unexpected journey: from the painting techniques of the High Renaissance to Newtonian physics and quantum mechanics.

We would appreciate arrival 5 -10 minutes before your scheduled tour for check-in. We are unable to accommodate late arrivals.  This is a private home with no architectural changes since the 1870s when it was built. It still has the original hardwood floors as well as unique Persian carpets and rugs throughout so to protect it all we kindly ask guests to remove their shoes. We encourage you, if possible, to bring house shoes, soft soles. The house is not wheelchair accessible and there are no public washrooms.

Art can be appreciated at any age but please note the presentations during the tour are not easily accessible to a young audience, therefore we suggest at least 14 years old and up (please do connect with us if you have questions).​Please travel light while visiting – no food, water, large bags, strollers, and other non-essential items.Photography and video are not permitted inside the house. You are however welcome to capture the stunning exterior. Touching the artwork or objects on display is not permitted. The space is a smoke free building.

​Tickets are non-refundable and non transferable.

If you have any other questions prior to your visit, please let us know by reaching us at artofideasgallery@gmail.com or call 1 437 774 3631.

Cost: $25.00

Purchase tickets here!


Jun 29 2024


2:30 pm - 4:00 pm




236 Jones Street East, Saint Marys, ON, Canada