Laura Secord is a true Canadian hero for her role in warning the British of a surprise attack by American forces. On June 21, 1813, after overhearing plans of the pending battle, she made the perilous 32 km journey from her home in Queenston to reach Lieutenant FitzGibbon at DeCou House.
John DeCou was a lieutenant in the 2nd Regiment of Lincoln. The house was used as a store and garrison for British troops in the war of 1812. General Brock was a regular visitor.
The remains of the stone structure were made into a historical monument in the 1950s and is designated under the Ontario Heritage Act. Decew House Heritage Park, located near Lake Moodie and along the Bruce Trail is the perfect setting for a fall family portrait.
For more information, visit Heritage Thorold.