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Old Fort Erie - 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...

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

Backhouse Historic Site - Port Rowan

This heritage village is located on the site of an early farmstead within Backus Heritage Conservation Area. The site features 15 historic buildings, including the 1798 John C....

Historic Building | Conservation Area

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

Thorold and Beaverdams Historical Society Museum - Thorold

Documentation, photos, maps, artificats related to the history of Thorld/Beaverdams and the immediate area. The museum has a large collection of Thorold newspapers, as well as...

Historic Building | Multidisciplinary 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

Norfolk Arts Centre - Simcoe

The Norfolk Arts Centre is the former home of Simcoe's first postmaster, Duncan Campbell. The 1851 Greek Revival home, a National Historic Site, is surrounded by a park...

Art Museum / Gallery | Historic Building

Niagara Historical Society & Museum

Niagara Historical Society & Museum - Niagara-on-the-Lake

Established in 1895, the Niagara Historical Society is dedicated to understanding the history of Niagara-on-the-Lake. The most important aspect of the work of the Society is the...

Community Museum | Historic Building

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

Port Burwell Marine Museum & Historic Lighthouse - Port Burwell

Make the trip to visit the Port Burwell Marine Museum and Historic Lighthouse in beautiful Port Burwell, located on the north coast of Lake Erie in the Municipality of Bayham,...

Marine Museum | Historic Building

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

Battlefield House Museum, War of 1812, Battle of Stoney Creek, Birthday Parties, Events, Rentals

Battlefield House Museum & Park - Stoney Creek

Visit this early 19th century homestead once home to the Gage family. The Gages worked the land with their ten children and became a strong voice in the hamlet of Stoney Creek....

Historic Building | Living History Site

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

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

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

Re-enactment of the Battle of Stoney Creek, War of 1812 Bicentennial, Signature Event, City of Hamilton, Living History

Hamilton Civic Museums - Hamilton

Discover… Real People. Real Stories. Real Adventure! Hamilton Civic Museums provide hours of entertainment for you and your family. Explore five National Historic Sites, a...

Community Museum | Historic Building

Griffin House, National Historic Site, Underground Railroad, Black Heritage Network, Events

Griffin House - Ancaster

Visit this preserved early 19th century home, set on a hilltop overlooking the beautiful Dundas Valley.Explore the history of Enerals Griffin and other early Black settlers and...

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

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

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

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

South Dumfries Historical Society Museum and Archives - St. George

The South Dumfries Historical Society was founded in February 2003 to continue the operation of the community’s museum. The museum had been developed by the St. George/South...

Historic Building

Adelaide Hunter Hoodless Homestead National Historic Site - St. George

The Homestead Museum is the birthplace and childhood home of Adelaide Hunter Hoodless, one of Canada's most eminent citizens. As the co-founder the Women's Institute, YWCA...

Historic Building | Living History Site

Benares Historic House - Mississauga

With more than 165 years of history, this exquisite Georgian style estate was home to four generations of the Harris and Sayers families.  Noted for its quiet presence in a...

Historic Building

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

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

The Museum of The Royal Regiment of Canada - Toronto

The museum preserves and displays the history of the Royal Regiment of Canada and its several predecessors for the benefit of both the members of the regiment and the public at...

Military Museum | 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

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

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

Toronto's First Post Office - Toronto

Dating back to British colonial times, this building is one of few lef standing from the old town of York. Seating yourself by the fireplace in its cozy reading room you can write...

Historic Building | Community 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

Osgoode Hall

Osgoode Hall (The Law Society of Ontario) - Toronto

Osgoode Hall, a National Historic Site of Canada, is one of the oldest buildings in Toronto and a hub of legal life in Ontario. The building houses the Court of Appeal for Ontario...

Historic Building | Archives

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

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

Spadina Museum: Historic House and Gardens - Toronto

Evolving from a Victorian country estate to an Edwardian city mansion, Spadina Museum: Historic House & Gardens chronicles four generations of the wealthy Austin family. Enjoy...

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

Banting House National Historic Site - London

This specialized museum known as "The Birthplace of Insulin" focuses on the life and career, between 1891 and 1941, of Sir Frederick Grant Banting the co-discoverer of...

Historic Building | Specialized Collection

Eldon House - London

Eldon House is London's oldest surviving residence. Built in 1834 by Captain John Harris, the historic house remained in the Harris family until 1959, when it was given to the...

Historic Building

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

BIG ON HISTORY! BIG ON FUN!

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

Chatham-Kent Museum entrance, Murray Street

Chatham-Kent Museum - Chatham

For over 60 years, the Chatham-Kent Museum has been selectively acquiring artifacts of local and national significance. Through exhibitions, public programs, educational tours,...

Community Museum | Historic Building

Visitors arrive at the Exhibit Hall

Sifton-Cook Heritage Centre (Cobourg Museum Foundation) - Cobourg

The Cobourg Museum Foundation has restored the town's oldest limestone building together with a 19th century workman's cottage and converted them into the Sifton-Cook...

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

Clarington Museums and Archives - Bowmanville

This community museum is a series of three cultural sites.Sarah Jane Heritage Centre hosts a series of in-house and travelling exhitions. On site is a large archival...

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

Canadian Gallery - Canadian Automotive Museum

Canadian Automotive Museum - Oshawa

The Canadian Automotive Museum opened in downtown Oshawa in 1963 with a mission to tell the unique history of the automobile in Canada, The collection focuses on Canadian-built...

Transportation 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

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