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Watson's Mill - Manotick

Built in 1860, this historic stone grist mill is still operational. Located on the Rideau River near Ottawa, the water-powered machinery is used to make stone-ground flour. Daily...

Agricultural Site | Historic Building

Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame & Museum - Thunder Bay

This sports museum is dedicated to the preservation of the proud sports heritage of northwestern Ontario through the collection and display of artifacts, educational programs and...

Sports Museum / Hall of Fame

Elman W. Campbell Museum - Newmarket

The history of Newmarket from its first settlement to the present day is the focus of this community museum. Items at the site include a model railroad, archives and changing...

Community Museum

Thousand Islands Boat Museum - Gananoque

Located on the waterfront in Gananoque, Ontario, The Thousand Islands Boat Museum (TIBM) is a hands-on Museum where history becomes something that can be touched, built and...

Specialized Collection

Museum entrance in winter

Atikokan Centennial Museum and Historical Park - Atikokan

Situated on the winding Atikokan River, the Atikokan Centennial Museum and Historical Park exhibits the unique history of the area. Featuring local history exhibits, regional rock...

Community Museum | Archives

Speakers series draws crowds to our community museum

South Grey Museum - Flesherton

This community museum holds and exhibits artifacts and records from Grey Highlands and the southern part of Grey County's historic and prehistoric past. Available for school...

Community Museum | Cultural Centre

Lake of the Woods Museum Kenora ON

Lake of the Woods Museum - Kenora

The award-winning Lake of the Woods Museum, one of the finest small museums in Canada, is located in the City of Kenora, Ontario, the gateway to Canada's west. The Museum was...

Community Museum | Archives

Bunker Military Museum - Cobalt

Military memorabilia from the Boer War to Desert Storm are on display at this converted railway station. Exhibits include magazines, newspapers, paperbacks, videos and hundreds of...

Military Museum | Community Museum

Museum Services, Culture Division, City of Toronto - Toronto

10 historic museums operated by the City of Toronto work collectively to inspire passion for the city. Museum professionals have researched the history of Toronto and present this...

Community Museum

Welland Historical Museum - Welland

This community museum features the history of Welland and the surrounding area, the building of the Welland canal and aqueduct, local industry and cultural diversity. The Just 4...

Community Museum | Historic Building

Norwich and District Museum - Norwich

The rural history of Oxford County and Norwich Township, from the early-19th until the mid-20th century, is the focus of this community museum. The site features a large...

Community Museum | Historic Building

Englehart and Area Historical Museum - Englehart

Spanning the period between the late 1800s and the 1940s, this museum explores the life and times of area pioneers. Exhibits include a one-room school, country store, bank, church...

Historic Building | Community Museum

Jet Aircraft Museum - London

The Jet Aircraft Museum’s mission is to “Preserve, Educate and Soar.” To do this, the Jet Aircraft Museum has adopted a mandate which brings students, veterans and the public into...

Specialized Collection

Council of Heritage Organizations in Ottawa / Conseil des organismes du patrimoine d'Ottawa - Ottawa

CHOO/COPO began as a meeting of heritage groups under the aegis of the City of Ottawa's Department of Culture and Recreation. It met informally from 1988 to 1990, before...

Resources

Museum on the Boyne - Alliston

Nestled among the trees of Riverdale Park the Museum on the Boyne features a 1914 agricultural fair building, an 1851 log cabin and an 1858 English barn. The museum houses a mixed...

Community Museum | Heritage Service Organization

Photograph of the entrance to the Lambton Heritage Museum

Lambton Heritage Museum - Grand Bend

Discover the history of Lambton County at the Lambton Heritage Museum, south of Grand Bend. The museum includes a modern exhibit centre plus a slaughterhouse, blacksmith shop,...

Community Museum | Historic Building

Buxton National Historic Site and Museum - North Buxton

Established as a memorial to the Elgin Settlement of 1849, this museum and adjoining schoolhouse preserve the history of fugitive American slaves who found refuge there. Artifacts...

Community Museum | Ethnically Specific Museum

Picture of front exterior of the Wellington County Museum and Archives in the Summer

Wellington County Museum and Archives - Fergus

A National Historic Site recognized as Canada's oldest remaining House of Industry. Twelve galleries featuring social, agricultural, native and settlement history of...

Community Museum | Archives

Oakville Museum at Erchless Estate

Oakville Museum - Oakville

Oakville Museum at Erchless Estate is a four-acre estate home and gardens set on the shores of Lake Ontario in Oakville's first Heritage District, owned and operated through...

Community Museum | Historic Building

Enoch Turner Schoolhouse - Toronto

This historic schoolhouse, built in 1848 by local brewer Enoch Turner, is available to school groups for day-long living history visits and open to the general public. The...

Children's Museum | Historic Building

Niagara Parks Commission - Niagara Falls

Step back into a time of muskets, black powder and grey stone walls. The sights, sounds and smells of a garrison come alive within the walls of this War of 1812 Fort and National...

Transportation Museum

Canadian Transportation Museum and Heritage Village - Kingsville

The Canadian Transportation Museum & Heritage Village features over 15 historic buildings with period furnishings dating from 1820 to the late 1920’s including...

Historic Building | Transportation Museum

Lang Pioneer Village Museum - Keene

At Lang Pioneer Village Museum, each day history to brought to life in an engaging way as you are welcomed into the 30 restored and recreated homes and businesses in the...

Living History Site

Oldest Stone Building in Ottawa along the Rideau Canal a UNESCO World Heritage Site

BYTOWN MUSEUM - Ottawa

Housed in Ottawa’s oldest stone building, the BYTOWN MUSEUM traces the history of Ottawa's early years from the construction of the Rideau Canada through the rough and...

Community Museum | Historic Building

Halton Hills Sports Museum and Resource Centre - Halton Hills

Located in the Gordon Alcott Heritage Hall of the Mold-Masters SportsPlex, 221 Guelph Street, Halton Hills, Ontario, the Museum honours and commemorates the achievements of...

Sports Museum / Hall of Fame

Ground Photos

West Parry Sound District Museum - Parry Sound

Parry Sound District and Northeastern Ontario are the focus of this museum's collection, dating from 1865 to the present. Areas of interest include logging, industrial...

Community Museum

House of Commons - Curatorial Services - Ottawa

The House of Commons Heritage Collection features objects ranging from sculpture and furniture to official portraits and historical paintings. Most of the objects in this...

Multidisciplinary Museum | Art Museum / Gallery

Erland Lee Museum - A National Historic Site of Canada - Photo of Home

Erland Lee Museum - Stoney Creek

James Lee brought his Loyalist family to Saltfleet Township, Upper Canada, in 1792. John Lee, the eldest son, first constructed the Lee home in 1808 after receiving land from his...

Historic Building | Specialized Collection

Leslie Log House - Mississauga

Designated under the Ontario Heritage Act, the Leslie Log House was originally the home of John Leslie Sr. and his wife Esther Beattie Leslie who came to Upper Canada in 1824 from...

Historic Building

McDougall Cottage Historic Site

McDougall Cottage Historic Site - Cambridge

McDougall Cottage Historic Site (ca.1858) is a labourer’s dwelling house, built in a distinctively decorative pattern of hewn granite and limestone blocks. The Cottage is...

Historic Building | Public Gallery

Colborne Lodge - Toronto

This 1866 mansion, situated on two and a half hectares of extensively restored grounds and gardens, features original furnishings and fine art. Visitors can enjoy an "...

Historic Building

Lennox and Addington County Museum and Archives - Napanee

Enjoy a day trip to the 19th century market town of Napanee, on the banks of the Napanee River. Begin your discovery at the County Museum and Archives, a historical and...

Archives | Community Museum

Callander Bay Heritage Museum & Alex Dufresne Gallery - Callander

“Why is there a barbershop in your museum?” ...because our museum started in a barbershop! In 1979 the town barber, Alex Dufresne, convinced the town council to...

Community Museum | Public Gallery

Huron Historic Gaol

Huron Historic Gaol - Goderich

The Huron Historic Gaol is a unique and imposing octoganol building which served as the County Jail from its opening in 1841 until 1972 when all inmates were transferred to...

Historic Building

Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre - Gormley

Featuring the time period from 1850 to 1946, this community museum has a geographical focus specifically on Whitchurch Township and Stouffville, with a broader focus on York...

Community Museum

The Oil Museum of Canada National Historic Site

Oil Museum of Canada - Oil Springs

The Oil Museum of Canada is one of Ontario oldest National Historic Sites, and is home to North America's the first commerical oil well. It tells the story of Canada's...

Community Museum | Living History Site

Ermatinger Clergue National Historic Site - Sault Ste. Marie

The Ermatinger•Clergue National Historic Site offers a year-round cultural attraction for residents and visitors to Sault Ste. Marie. The Site consists of an interactive...

Historic Building | Living History Site

Display inside the Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Centre's main exhibit space

Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Centre - Etobicoke

Through arts, culture, and storytelling, the Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Centre aims to interpret the natural and built history of the Lakeshore Grounds area in southern...

Cultural Centre | Community Museum

Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre - Toronto

This Jewish cultural centre features pictures from 1900 to the 1960s related to the Holocaust, Israel and Canada. The site displays memorabilia from the Holocaust period of 1939...

Cultural Centre

Main gallery showing artifacts from the past 150 years of Waterford's history

Waterford Heritage & Agricultural Museum - Waterford

Waterford Heritage & Agricultural Museum (WHAM) offers a vibrant public space where community members can gather to learn, to create, to discuss, to perform, and to socialize...

Community Museum | Agricultural Site

Lithuanian Museum - Archives of Canada - Mississauga

This museum and archives collects items about Lithuanian-Canadians: documents (including many pertaining to immigration), photographs, ephemera, art, maps, medals, coins, uniforms...

Archives | Ethnically Specific Museum

Campbell House Museum - Toronto

Built in 1822, this historic house was the home of William Campbell, sixth Chief Justice of Upper Canada and his wife, Hannah. Saved by the Advocates' Society from demolition...

Historic Building | Art Museum / Gallery

View of the Burford Township Museum and Archives

Burford Township Historical Society - Harley

BTHS is an agricultural museum, staffed only by volunteers.  Over the years the residents of Burford Township have gathered up and donated artefacts to the museum. The summer...

Community Museum | Archives

Whitehern Historic House & Garden, national Historic Site, Events, Intact, McQuesten, Historic Gardens, Music, Rentals, Weddings, Birthday Parties

Whitehern Historic House & Garden - Hamilton

Discover one of the finest examples of an intact historic home in Canada. Three generations of the McQuesten family lived at Whitehern from 1852 until 1968. Among the last...

Community Museum | Historic Building

Old Fort William - Thunder Bay

Using 42 reconstructed historical structures, a native camp and a farm, this living history site explores the development of the North West Company and Canada's fur trade. The...

Living History Site

Eva Brook Donly Museum - Simcoe

This community museum and archives features a collection of Norfolk County artifacts including First Nations, pioneer and Victorian items. The museum is located in an 1840s house...

Community Museum | Archives

DCD Gallery

Dance Collection Danse - Toronto

Founded in 1986, Dance Collection Danse is Canada's national dance archives and publisher dedicated to the preservation and dissemination of Canadian theatrical dance history...

Specialized Collection | Public Gallery

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