Hallowell Gardens was purchased in 2000 by Renia Tyminski from the granddaughter of the Van Dusen family, who built it in 1901. It is a United Empire Loyalist heritage property, constructed of oak and stone found on the original estate. Since becoming a Lifelong Learning Centre, it has been visited by clients from South America, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East for customized cross-cultural education programmes and educational tours. The nearby town of Picton offers a range of facilities and community events, along with year round cultural activities. Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, a short drive north of Hallowell Gardens, offers visitors the opportunity to meet First Nations artists, entrepreneurs, and musicians.