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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Blast Tunnel

Diefenbunker, Canada's Cold War Museum - Carp

The Diefenbunker is a four-story, 300 room, 100,000 square foot underground bunker, and was meant to house 535 Canadian government officials and military officers in the event of...

Community Museum | Historic Building

Discovery North Bay - 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

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 - 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

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

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

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 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 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

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