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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

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

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

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

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

Front view McDougall Mill Museum Renfrew

McDougall Mill Museum - Renfrew

The Renfrew and District Historical and Museum Society operates the McDougall MIll Museum. Nestled on the banks of the Bonnechere river by the Swinging Bridge our museum...

Community Museum | 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 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

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 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

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

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

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

Northern Ontario Railroad Museum & Heritage Centre - Capreol

1890 - 1990 Northern Ontario railroad memoribilia, a record of the railroads impact on early settlements of the area. The museum provides a nostalgic look at Northern ontario...

Railway 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

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

Old Stone Mill National Historic Site - Delta

This national historic site was built in 1810. The grist mill operated until 1949 and the site is now used to interpret the evolution of milling technology and other local...

Historic Building | Science and Technology Museum

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

Park House Museum - Amherstburg

This community museum has what is believed to be the earliest surviving building on either side of the Detroit River. The French frame log structure was built in the 1790...

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

Perth Museum - Perth

Experience the world of the 1840's in the elegant Matheson House, home of the award winning Perth Museum. Located in the heart of heritage Perth, this stone dwelling, a...

Historic Building | Multidisciplinary Museum

Petawawa Heritage Society/Village - Petawawa

The Petawawa Heritage Society,  Celebrates 20th Anniversary.  Incorporated entity with charitable donation status and has been in operation for 14 years.  The...

Historic Building | Living History Site

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

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

R. Tait Mckenzie Memorial Museum - Almonte

Robert Tait McKenzie was one of Canada’s best known artists of his time and is a recognized National Historic Figure. McKenzie’s incredible life as a sculptor, philosopher and...

Historic Building | Community Museum

RBWM Historical Society - Schoolhouse Museum - Deep River

The School House Museum is owned and operated by the Rolph, Buchanan, Wylie & McKay Historical Society. It contains a unique collections of artifacts and...

Historic Building | Community 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

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

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

Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre / Wishart Library - Sault Ste Marie

The Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre (SRSC) at Algoma University, is a joint initiative with the Children of Shingwauk Alumni Association. The history and activities...

Archives | 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

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

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

St. George Anglican Cathedral - Kingston

Built in 1825 by Thomas Rogers and enlarged in 1891 by Joseph Power, St. George's started as a simple rectangular stone church whose walls still stand, but became a classical...

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

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

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