Tin House Courtyard

The largest of the Sussex Courts, the Tin House Court gets its name from an actual house façade hung on one of the limestone walls framing the courtyard.

Decorated with tin by its owner Honore Foisy, a 20th century tinsmith, the Tin House was saved from demolition by the National Capital Commission. It was restored in the early 1970’s and the façade was hung in the courtyard in 1973.

A large round fountain sits in the center of the courtyard, creating background noise to dull any sounds of traffic.  After almost thirty years, the Tin House Court remains lovingly unchanged

Whether you’re enjoying the calming sound of the fountain in Summer or relaxing by our fireplace in the Winter, the Tin House Courtyard remains one of the nicest and most tranquil places to visit in the ByWard Market.