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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

Algonquin Logging Museum - Whitney

Visitors to this indoor/outdoor site can learn about Algonquin Park's logging history from the 1830s to the present. The museum features a 3/4 mile long trail with a log chute...

Specialized Collection | 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

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

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

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

Bellevue House National Historic Site of Canada - Kingston

Visit the 1840’s restored house and gardens of Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada’s first Prime Minister.  Exhibits in the visitor centre commemorate his life and career, and...

Historic Building

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

Bethune Memorial House National Historic Site - Gravenhurst

Visit the birthplace of the most famous Canadian in the world, Dr. Norman Bethune. His enduring fame in China has helped to shape Canada's reputation as a humanitarian nation...

Historic Building

Billy Bishop's Boyhood home in Owen Sound, Ontario

Billy Bishop Home & Museum: Archives & National Historic Site - Owen Sound

Discover history and heritage at the boyhood home of Canada’s famous flying ace and wartime hero, William Avery “Billy” Bishop. Find out about his amazing...

Historic Building | Specialized Collection

Two young people walk up to the museum's front enterance

Brockville Museum - Brockville

Brockville's history is one of prominent manufacturers, formidable wealth, fascinating historical figures and vivacious ordinary people all interconnected by a dynamic river...

Community Museum | Historic Building

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

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

Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum - St. Marys

The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in St. Marys, Ontario is located on a 32 acre site that contains four baseball fields, walking trails and a wonderful museum.We hold...

Sports Museum / Hall of Fame | Historic Building

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

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

Castle Kilbride National Historic Site - Baden

The height of extravagance in the heart of the country.  Castle Kilbride is the 1877 Italianate home of James Livingston, Canada’s “Flax Mill King.”...

Historic Building | Community Museum

Cataraqui Cemetery National Historic Site - Kingston

Incorporated in 1850, Cataraqui Cemetery continues as an active burial ground and is the final resting place of many prominent Canadians.  Recognized for its great natural...

Historic Building

Central Manitoulin Historical Society - Pioneer Museum - Mindemoya

The time period displayed is from the arrival of Caucasian Pioneers to the end of the oxen/horse drawn era. Visit the Welcome Centre displays and stroll through the museum...

Community Museum | Historic Building

Pioneer Log Home photo

Champlain Trail Museum and Pioneer Village - Pembroke

This community museum and archives covers a wide variety of interests including early fossils, social history, community artifacts, archives and genealogical resources. The...

Community Museum | 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

Commanda Museum - Commanda

Located in a historic general store, this community museum displays the merchandise and trade goods of the area during the 1895-1934 period. The museum focuses on the Vacationland...

Community Museum | Historic Building

Delta Mill Society - Delta

The Old Stone Mill in Delta Ontario is a National Historic Site showcasing milling technology and 1800s industrial heritage. The mill was built in 1810 and is one of the finest...

Historic Building

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

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

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

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

Erland Lee Museum Home - 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

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

Fairfield House and Park - Amherstview

This timber-framed farmhouse, built in 1793, preserves the building skills of the Loyalist settlers who had arrived in 1784. Guided tours take visitors from the...

Historic Building | Park

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

King Township Museum - King City

The King Township Museum; operated by the Township of King through Parks, Recreation and Culture Department is a place to preserve, interpret and discover this history of King...

Community Museum | Historic Building

Kingston City Hall National Historic Site of Canada - Kingston

Take a free guided tour of magnificent Kingston City Hall, built in 1841-43 when Kingston was the first capital of Canada.

Historic Building

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

Leacock Museum National Historic Site - Orillia

The historic summer home of humourist Stephen Butler Leacock houses the world's largest archival holding of Leacock manuscripts. The collection covers the 1869 to 1944 time...

Archives | Historic Building

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

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