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Fanshawe Pioneer Village - London

Spend a 19th century day at Fanshawe Pioneer Village. Beginning with an early log home and barn representative of the first home of Tipperary Irish settlers, visitors can...

Living History Site | Historic Building

Georgina Pioneer Village and Archives - Keswick

At the request of the Georgina Historical Society, the Town of Georgina passed a resolution in 1974 setting aside ten acres of land as the permanent site for what would become the...

Community Museum | Historic Building

Gibson House Museum - North York

This Georgian-style farm home is restored to depict the lives of the Gibson family in 1851 rural Willowdale. David Gibson was a politician, land surveyor and a participant in the...

Historic Building

Glanmore National Historic Site - Belleville

Glanmore National Historic Site, was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1969 in recognition of its exceptional 2nd Empire architecture. Glanmore was built in 1882-...

Historic Building | Community Museum

Glengarry Pioneer Museum - Dunvegan

This community museum interprets the history of the nineteenth-century Scottish, Loyalist, and French Canadian settlement in Glengarry County. The site houses a unique collection...

Community Museum | Historic Building

Guelph Museums - Guelph

Guelph’s stories live here!Guelph Museums includes Guelph Civic Museum, McCrae House National Historic Site, and Locomotive 6167.At the heart of Guelph in the former Loretto...

Community Museum | Historic Building

Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology, Waterworks, Pumphouse, Engineering Landmark, Events, Live Steamers, Workshops

Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology - Hamilton

Witness the social and mechanical life of Canada’s early industrial revolution. Housed in a 150-year-old Waterworks, this National Historic Site preserves two 70-ton steam...

Science and Technology Museum | Historic Building

Heritage House Museum

Heritage House Museum - Smiths Falls

This classically styled Victorian home depicts the lifestyle of a prominent mill owner's family living in Smiths Falls in the 1860s. Situated on a picturesque...

Community Museum | Historic Building

Heritage Schoolhouse Museum and Archives (York Region District School Board) - Markham

The York Region District School Board Museum and Archives is located at the Heritage Schoolhouse in Markham.  In addition to collecting and preserving the history of...

Specialized Collection | Historic Building

Fort York - Toronto

Canada's largest collection of original War of 1812 buildings is on view at Historic Fort York. This national historic site is the location of the founding of Toronto in 1793...

Historic Building | Living History Site

Homer Watson House & Gallery

Homer Watson House and Gallery - Kitchener

Homer Watson House & Gallery is the homestead of Homer Watson, Canada's first noted landscape artist (1855-1936). In 1980, the house and surrounding three acre property...

Art Museum / Gallery | Historic Building

Hutchison House Museum - Peterborough

Located in a historic 1837 stone building, this museum is restored to reflect the family life of Dr. John Hutchison from 1837 to 1847. Dr. Hutchison was an early resident...

Historic Building

Ireland House Museum - Burlington

Built between 1835-1837, Ireland House at Oakridge Farm was the home of Joseph Ireland, one of Burlington's earliest settlers. Emigrating from Bowes, Yorkshire, England in...

Historic Building | Living History Site

Town of Lincoln Museum and Cultural Centre

Town of Lincoln Museum and Cultural Centre - Beamsville

The Town of Lincoln's Museum and Cultural Centre is currently located at an interim facility on one of Lincoln’s Heritage Properties in Beamsville. While a new Museum is...

Community Museum | Historic Building

Schneider Haus National Historic Site

Schneider Haus National Historic Site - Kitchener

A local landmark and Kitchener's oldest dwelling, the Schneider Haus homestead (1816) was restored and furnished, then opened as a living history museum in 1981. The heart of...

Historic Building | Community 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

The County Museums - Picton

People visit and stay in Prince Edward County because of its natural charm, its extraordinary restaurants and wineries, its entrepreneurial spirit, its talented artisitic...

Historic Building | Community Museum

Mackenzie House - Toronto

This restored 1857 townhouse was the final home of William Lyon Mackenzie, Toronto's first mayor and leader of the 1837 Rebellion. The site features a recreated 19th-century...

Community Museum | Historic Building

Heritage Mississauga - Mississauga

Heritage Mississauga, also known as the Mississauga Heritage Foundation, was founded in 1960, by a small group of volunteers.  Originally called the Toronto Township...

Resources | Historic Building

Montgomery's Inn - Etobicoke

This historic building displays furnishings associated with an 1850 inn in rural Canada West and tells the story of travellers and immigration to Etobicoke. Special events, course...

Historic Building

log cabin and schoolhouse at Moore Museum

Moore Museum - Mooretown

Explore the life of the past in our heritage community, which includes a one-room schoolhouse, historic church, blacksmith shop, log cabin, Victorian cottage, railroad station,...

Community Museum | Historic Building

Murney Tower National Historic Site - Kingston

Operated by the Kingston Historical Society, this National Historic Site examines the history of how Martello Towers were used as defensive sites. Visitors can also learn about...

Community Museum | Historic Building

Museum of Health Care at Kingston - Kingston

Diverse online and onsite exhibits illuminate Canada's fascinating healthcare history, and feature many of the nearly 40,000 artefacts in the Museum's collection - the...

Historic Building | Specialized Collection

A photograph of the Museum of Northern History at the Sir Harry Oakes Chateau

Museum of Northern History - Kirkland Lake

Located at the Sir Harry Oakes Chateau, the museum provides a fascinating glimpse into Kirkland Lake’s past. An ongoing series of exhibits and special shows highlights the...

Community Museum | Historic Building

Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum

Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum - Niagara-on-the-Lake

 The most important aspect of the work of the Niagara Historical Society (est. 1895) is the maintenance of the Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum collection which began in...

Community Museum | Historic Building

Nipissing Township Museum - Nipissing

Nipissing's community museum is located in a historic log church and holds a collection of area artifacts dating from 1864 to the 1940s. Themes of home, school and church...

Community Museum | Historic Building

North Bay Museum - North Bay

Focusing on the late 1800s to 1960s, this community museum encompasses a wide range of subject matter, including social history as well as a good representation of working class...

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

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

Penetanguishene Centennial Museum & Archives - Penetanguishene

The history of one of Ontario's oldest communities is proudly displayed at the Penetanguishene Centennial Museum & Archives. Visit the 1875 Lumber Office and General Store...

Community Museum | Historic Building

Port Dover Harbour Museum - Port Dover

"If there were an award for the best small-town museum in Canada, this would surely be a candidate. It's crammed with artifacts from Great Lakes shipping, and has...

Community Museum | Historic Building

Proctor House Museum - Brighton

The life of an area "Gentleman" and his family in the mid-1800s is interpreted at this community home museum. Located in a restored mansion circa 1869, the museum...

Community Museum | Historic Building

Pump House Steam Museum - Kingston

A fine example of Victorian architecture, Kingston's first water pumping station was enlarged in 1889. The building contains restored cross-compound engines, the steam launch...

Historic Building | Science and Technology Museum

Ridge House Museum front porch viewed from gate entrance

Ridge House Museum - Ridgetown

Built in 1875, the Ridge House Museum is a typical Gothic revival style home furnished to portray the lifestyle of a middle class family. The Ridge House structure and grounds...

Historic Building

Royal Military College and Fort Frederick - Kingston

Housed in the 1846 Fort Frederick Martello Tower, this museum features displays relating to the military history of the site, which was a naval dockyard and garrison between 1789...

Historic Building | Military Museum

Ruthven Park National Historic Site - Cayuga

Visit Ruthven Park, a unique historic estate overlooking the Grand River, and experience the mansion and the lifestyle of five generations of the Thompson family.

Historic Building | Conservation Area

The Sharon Temple

Sharon Temple National Historic Site and Museum - Sharon

In the Upper Canada of the 1820s, in the Village of Sharon, a small community known as the Children of Peace crafted, with simple tools but consummate skill and artistry, a...

Historic Building | Community 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

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

St. Marys Museum - St. Marys

This historic building houses artifacts relating to the history of the community from its earliest settlement. The site features changing exhibits and programs and an archival...

Community Museum | Historic Building

Stanhope Heritage Discovery Museum - Algonquin Highlands

This community museum is located in the original wood-frame Stanhope Council Chamber built in 1910. Exhibits and displays interpret the local history of the area including early...

Community Museum | Historic Building

Goulbourn Museum - Stittsville

This community museum is located in the old Goulbourn Town Hall, built in 1872. Exhibits chronicle Goulbourn's military and pioneer heritage from 1818 to the modern era....

Community Museum | Historic Building

Annandale National Historic Site - Tillsonburg

Nationally designated for its magnificent interior, Annandale House serves as a premier example of the "Aesthetic Art Movement." Popularized by Oscar Wilde, this...

Community Museum | Historic Building

Toronto's First Post Office - Toronto

Operated by the Town of York Historical Society, Toronto's First Post Office is a museum, National Historic Site, and an authorized full-service dealer for Canada Post.Erected...

Historic Building | Community Museum

Backus-Page House Museum - Wallacetown

Set against the backdrop of Lake Erie's beautiful shoreline, the Backus Page-House is a living history museum, re-creating life in the Talbot Settlement during the middle of...

Community Museum | Historic Building

Carlton Place & Beckwith Heritage Museum - Carleton Place

This community museum, located in the original Town Hall of 1872, has a collection focusing on Carleton Place and Beckwith Township from 1818 to the present. Areas of study...

Community Museum | Historic Building

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

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

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

Museum Windsor - Windsor

Housed in the historic François Baby House, this community museum focuses on the history of French, British, First Nations, Black and other cultural groups in the City of Windsor...

Community Museum | Historic Building

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