The Bronte Historical Society’s Sovereign House was constructed by Charles Sovereign between 1825 and 1846. From 1910-1915 it was occupied by one of Canada’s famous authors, Mazo de la Roche.
A copy of the Sovereign journals, which contain detailed insight into the construction of the house, is available on location. The House is operated as a heritage display centre for local history and showcases artefacts related to the builder, the lifestyles of the 1800s and the harbour. There are rotating exhibits and the surrounding gardens are cultivated in the 1910 style with pleasant walkways beside the lake.