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Address: 125 Water Street, Gananoque, Ontario, Canada, K7G 3E3

Our museum tells the story of Gananoque’s varied history, from glaciers and muskies to pirates and picnickers! Experience 10,000 years of 1000 Islands history, including exhibits on the: 1000 Islands ecosystem, Indigenous heritage, early settlers, military leaders, and the rich and famous of the Golden Era. Discover the place where past meets present, and relax on our waterfront veranda or browse our unique gift shop.

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Address: 35 Church Street, Warkworth, Ontario, Canada, K0K 3K0

Set in the old community memorial hall of the scenic village of Warkworth, Ah!’s mission, as a non-profit gallery, is to increase appreciation for local artists and for artists across Ontario and Canada, as well as create awareness for local history and heritage. Stop by any Friday, Saturday, and Sunday between 11am and 4pm to come in and enjoy our current exhibit while on your way biking through beautiful Trent Hills. Exhibits can take fifteen minutes to half an hour to fully enjoy.

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Address: 19 Holiday Drive, Brantford, Ontario, N3R 7J4

Stay at the Best Western Brantford, and you’ll be conveniently situated right off Highway 403, and just minutes from the trails. One hour from exciting Toronto and the breathtaking Niagara Falls area, Norfolk County, Port Dover and Long Point.

Want to experience endless outdoor adventure in the Canadian wilderness? The beautiful Grand River runs directly through Brantford and is replete with fantastic sport fishing, adventurous hiking, thrilling canoeing, wildlife watching and so much more.

Inside this welcoming Best Western, guests will find a variety of spacious and well-appointed guest rooms to choose from, including luxury suites in the Walter Gretzky wing. We offer discounted rates for cyclists and all guests enjoy a hot breakfast. Each room at this largest conference hotel provides all the comforts of home and more, in addition to a refreshing indoor pool, relaxing whirlpool, steamy sauna, an on-site restaurant and high-speed wireless Internet access for easy web surfing.

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Address: 2100 Cabot St., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1H 6K1

Visit the historic estate of one of Ottawa’s founding families and spend the day enjoying one of our special  events or programs, exploring the exhibitions with interactive and kid-friendly activities, or discovering the beauty of our well-preserved parkland. The museum is open during the summer on Wednesdays to Sundays, from 10 am to 5 pm.

The museum’s food service is known for both its quality and affordability. Specializing in refreshments and baked goods made from scratch and served overlooking heritage gardens, our food service is a unique addition to the site. The Tea on the Lawn is served during the summer on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, from 11 am until 4 pm, rain or shine. Because we use the freshest ingredients possible, it’s best to contact the museum at 613-247-4830 for the daily menu. **Reservations are recommended to avoid disappointment.**

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Visitez le domaine historique de l’une des familles fondatrices d’Ottawa et passez une journée à profiter de nos programmes spéciaux, à explorer nos expositions remplies d’activités interactives amusantes pour les enfants et à découvrir la beauté de nos espaces verts bien préservés. Le musée est ouvert pendant l’été les mercredis aux dimanches, de 10 h à 17 h.

Les services alimentaires du domaine sont reconnus à la fois pour leur qualité et leur prix abordable. Ceux-ci se spécialisent dans les rafraîchissements et les pâtisseries maison, servis dans un espace surplombant les jardins patrimoniaux; il s’agit d’une caractéristique unique du site. Le thé sur la pelouse est servi pendant l’été les mercredis, jeudis, vendredis et dimanches de 11 h à 16 h, beau temps, mauvais temps. Puisque nous utilisons les ingrédients les plus frais possible, nous vous recommandons de communiquer avec le musée au 613 247 4830 pour vérifier le menu du jour. **Nous vous invitons également à réserver votre place pour éviter toute déception.**

 

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Address: 5 Henry St, Brockville, Ontario, K6V 6M4
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Address: Frank Tompa Dr., Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, N2L3G1

– Explore local history with a tour of the restored 1850s Pennsylvania German Mennonite farmhouse and four square garden.
– Learn from knowledgeable tour guides about the life of a Pennsylvania German Mennonite family during the mid-nineteenth century
– Watch a video depicting the history of Mennonites in Waterloo County

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Address: 267 Edmund Street, Carleton Place, ON, Canada, K7C 3E8

Erected in 1872, this heritage designated building served the community of Carleton Place as the Town Hall and lock-up until 1879, and as Victoria School for 90 years until 1969. The museum is run by the Carleton Place and Beckwith Historical Society with assistance from hte Town of Carleton pLace and the Township of Beckwith.

Opening as the Victoria School Museum in 1985, the name was changed in 2011 to relfect the scope of its collection and its audience.

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Address: 2 Front Street North, Orillia, Ontario, Canada, L3V 4R5

Welcome to the Champlain Waterfront Hotel, an Ascend Hotel® Collection. Near Lake Couchiching. This Orillia heritage boutique hotel is conveniently located in the heart of downtown and within steps to our expansive waterfront, eateries, shopping, and bike paths. Set out to explore the local area, or venture out on the bike paths to explore Muskoka or enjoy the day strolling along the Port of Orillia boardwalk or take in some shopping in Orillia. Stores include the Mariposa Market Stores, Apple Annie’s Gifts, Crafts & Chocolates, Plum Loco, Manticore Books, Wilkie’s Bakery, Kahuna Surf Shop and Jack & Maddy A Kids’ Store. In the winter season, visitors can enjoy ice fishing, skiing and snowmobile trails in the Orillia area. Guests of this Orillia hotel will enjoy the following amenities: Free WiFi Free parking 100% smoke free environment Fionn MacCool’s Restaurant on site All guest rooms include a refrigerator, 49-inch LCD television, free WiFi, Keurig coffee maker, hair dryer and an iron and ironing board. Enjoy the fireplace in the king fireplace guest rooms. Shuttle service is available on concert nights to Casino Rama. $11 roundtrip per person to and from the casino. Call the hotel directly for more information. A perfect location to enjoy some time away for a romantic getaway, business trip or visiting with friends and family.

Strict COVID-19 safety protocals in effect.

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Address: 141 Orr St, Cobourg, Ontario, Canada, K9A0J6

The Cobourg & Area Museum, formerly the Sifton-Cook Heritage Centre, displays exhibits the unique local history of the Town of Cobourg and vicinity in Ontario. Providing different exhibits each year, the Cobourg Museum Foundation uses the space to provide insight on the past and present of this small town that many call home.

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Address: 139 Park Street West, Dundas, Ontario, Canada, L9H1X8

The Dundas Museum & Archives is a place where learning about history is an active and social experience, inspiring children and adults to learn more about the many dimensions of our town’s past. Established in 1956, the private, non-profit Museum preserves, interprets, exhibits, and provides access to the artifacts and archives of the people, families, organizations, and businesses in Dundas and area. The Museum is free of charge and located at 139 Park Street West in Dundas.

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Address: 80 Caithness Street East, Caledonia, Ontario, Canada, N3W 2G6

Built in 1857, Edinburgh Square Heritage & Cultural Centre, formerly the Caledonia Town Hall and Lock-Up, was designed by noted architect John Turner. Edinburgh Square Heritage & Cultural Centre presents the history of Caledonia through educational and outreach activities and a number of permanent & temporary exhibits. Of particular note is the original 1857 jail cell and a permanent display highlighting the gypsum mining industry along the Grand River. Local history or family genealogy may be researched in the Gillespie Clark Reference Library. The library contains books, files and documents relating to Caledonia’s rich history. The archive holds a collection of surviving editions of the Grand River Sachem from 1856 to the present day.

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Address: 64 Sulphur Springs Road, Ancaster, Ontario, Canada, L9G 1L8

Fieldcote is a cultural heritage centre with an emphasis on the collection, preservation and exhibition of local history, the promotion of fine arts and the celebration of natural heritage through beautiful landscaped gardens and walking trails. Adult workshops and children’s activities are available upon request. The site offers rotating exhibitions featuring art and history, a summer concert series, award-winning pesticide-free gardens and a meeting place for local garden, historical and cultural groups.

Bicentennial 1812 Exhibit: Noose, Knife and Fire: The Bloody Assize
Saturday, March 3, 2012 to Monday, September 1, 2014

“You are to be drawn on Hurdles to place of execution, hanged by the neck but not until dead, cut down while alive and your entrails taken out and burnt before your faces, your heads cut off, bodies divided into four quarters, heads and quarters to be at the King’s disposal.” This exhibit explores Ancaster’s experience during the War of 1812, highlighting the Bloody Assize. Against the backdrop of the re-created courtroom of the former Union Hotel, view giant paintings of the prosecutors and accused, explore the evidence and judge for yourself. Discover the impact of the war on local farmers and residents, amidst the surroundings of an 1812 barn interior.

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Address: 8 Echo Street, Cayuga, ON, Canada, N0A 1E0

Overlooking the Grand River, under a canopy of majestic oak trees in the Courthouse Park, the Haldimand County Museum and Archives preserves and presents Haldimand’s rich and diverse heritage for the public. Our gallery offers something fascinating and new, with ever-changing historical exhibits.

Also on-site is an authentic log cabin, dating to 1835. Originally located on the Old Plank Road near Caledonia, the cabin was once home to the Nicholas Family, early settlers to the area. Now the building is a perfect setting for interpreting the struggles and rewards of pioneer life. The archives are a valuable resource for researchers and hobbyists alike, with an extensive collection of family histories, local histories, newspapers, church records, cemetery transcripts, census records, some birth, marriage and death records, and much more. Microfiche/microfilm readers and Internet access are available to visitors to maximize the response to their research queries. If unable to visit, museum staff can be hired to do the research! Special events and programs are held year-round at the museum, making it an ideal destination for family outings whether traveling from near or far. Contact the museum for more details. And finally, the beautiful grounds make a lovely spot for a picnic, complete with picnic tables and scenic surroundings. We hope to see you soon!

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Address: 2168 Guelph Line, Burlington, Ontario, Canada, L7P 5A8

Museums of Burlington: Joseph Brant Museum and Ireland House at Oakridge Farm are two of Burlington’s learning environments. Both sites represent the history of Burlington in unique and exciting settings. Open: Tuesday – Friday: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm/Sunday: 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm. Last tour leaves at 4:00 pm. Admission: Adults, $4.50, Seniors & Students $4.00, Children (5-12 yrs) $2.25 Prices include HST.

Joseph Brant Museum: Built between 1937-1938 as a replica of the original home of Captain Joseph Brant, Thayendanegea, one of Burlington’s earliest settlers and an important figure in Canadian history, the Joseph Brant Museum is Burlington’s community museum. Through guided tours, changing exhibits, interactive displays, a hands-on discovery room, a new community gallery, educational programming, and special events, Joseph Brant Museum tells the stories relating to the development of the Burlington area complimented by travelling exhibitions that enrich the museum’s dialogue with the community.

Ireland House Built between 1835-1837, Ireland House at Oakridge Farm was the home of Joseph Ireland, an English Immigrant and one of Burlington’s earliest settlers. In 1987 the home became a museum and the historic farmstead, now resting on 4.5 acres of original farmland, with its buildings, yards, gardens, and contents is interpreted to three distinct time periods, representing the generations of Ireland family who lived in the house. Visitors enjoy tours of the house by costumed interpreters, exhibits, special events, and participatory activities in keeping with the character and history of the House and the Ireland family.

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Address: 1240 Northshore Blvd. East, Burlington, Ontario, Canada, L7S 1C5

Museums of Burlington: Joseph Brant Museum and Ireland House at Oakridge Farm are two of Burlington’s learning environments. Both sites represent the history of Burlington in unique and exciting settings. Open: Tuesday – Friday: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm/Sunday: 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm. Last tour leaves at 4:00 pm. Admission: Adults, $4.50, Seniors & Students $4.00, Children (5-12 yrs) $2.25 Prices include HST.

Joseph Brant Museum: Built between 1937-1938 as a replica of the original home of Captain Joseph Brant, Thayendanegea, one of Burlington’s earliest settlers and an important figure in Canadian history, the Joseph Brant Museum is Burlington’s community museum. Through guided tours, changing exhibits, interactive displays, a hands-on discovery room, a new community gallery, educational programming, and special events, Joseph Brant Museum tells the stories relating to the development of the Burlington area complimented by travelling exhibitions that enrich the museum’s dialogue with the community.

Ireland House Built between 1835-1837, Ireland House at Oakridge Farm was the home of Joseph Ireland, an English Immigrant and one of Burlington’s earliest settlers. In 1987 the home became a museum and the historic farmstead, now resting on 4.5 acres of original farmland, with its buildings, yards, gardens, and contents is interpreted to three distinct time periods, representing the generations of Ireland family who lived in the house. Visitors enjoy tours of the house by costumed interpreters, exhibits, special events, and participatory activities in keeping with the character and history of the House and the Ireland family.

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Address: 21 Ontario St, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, K7L 2Y2

Kingston by Bike Downtown Kingston Tours

If you are visiting Kingston, Ontario I invite you to take my 3-hour guided bicycle tour of the city. You will see and learn about many things of natural and cultural interest, including our wonderful lakeshore trails, campuses, harbours, prisons and other significant landmarks, and I can promise you an enjoyable and memorable experience.

E-mail me at fractals@kingston.net for more information and go to ahoyrentals.com to book a tour.

Steve Lawrence, Kingston by Bike!

Two tours will be offered seven days a week until October 30, at 10:00 am–1:00 pm or 2:00 pm–5:00 pm

Pricing:

2-3 people: $35 per person (with own bike)

4-8 people: $30 per person (with own bike)

2-3 people: $55 per person (including bike rental)

4-8 people: $50 per person (including bike rental)

Bike Helmet, rear basket and lock included

Testimonials:

“Your bike tour was certainly a highlight of our stay in Kingston. Your personality and commentary really brought Kingston alive!! You live in a special part of this world, and your love for the area was contagious.”

Jackie from Cologne, New Jersey

“I did very much enjoy the sights, the history and the introduction to architectural heritage. Mostly, Steve, I enjoyed your enthusiasm for good cycling within the city, and your natural, relaxed approach. It was fun being with you and capturing your spirit.”

Lorraine from Kettleby, Ontario

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Address: 900 Brock Street South, Whitby, Ontario, Canada, L1N 4L6

One of the most loved homes in Whitby, Lynde House truly has a delightful story to tell visitors. Be transported through time as you enjoy this Georgian gem, lovingly furnished with artifacts from two amalgamated collections, spanning over 200 years of history in Southern Ontario. 

 

Please visit our website for more information on hours and events.

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Address: 25 rue des Outaouais, Chute a Blondeau, Ontario, Canada, K0B 1B0

A Jewel in Canada’s Crown – One of Our Country’s Forgotten Treasures. We welcome you to visit one of the best examples of Georgian architecture in Eastern Ontario, Canada.

Un joyaux à la couronne du Canada – Un des trésors oubliés de notre pays! Bienvenue, nous vous invitons à visiter un des meilleurs exemples d’architecture de style georgien dans l’est ontarien.

  • PLEASE NOTE – The Macdonell-Williamson House will be open weekends during July and August: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Picnic table and rest area available, as is a tap with drinkable water for water bottle refills. Access to washrooms when open.
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Address: 16163 HWY 12 W, Midland, Ontario, Canada, L4R 4K6
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Address: P.O. Box 571, Merrickville, Ontario, Canada, K0G 1N0

Merrickville Wolford is an Ontario By Bike certified bicycle friendly business area.

Dubbed ‘the Jewel of the Rideau’, Merrickville has become a favourite weekend getaway spot on the gorgeous Kingston-Ottawa Rideau Heritage Route. Located near the mid-point of the Rideau Canal system, Merrickville evokes fond memories of times gone by. You won’t find any parking meters or traffic lights here but you might find the Town Crier and very friendly villagers. The Rideau Canal, a monumental early 19th-century construction covering 202 km of the Rideau and Cataraqui rivers from Ottawa south to Kingston Harbour on Lake Ontario, was built primarily for strategic military purposes at a time when Great Britain and the United States vied for control of the region. Merrickville is a scenic daytrip destination offering quaint shops, eateries and areas to picnic and enjoy the historic buildings and Rideau Canal.

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Address: 94 Moore Line, Mooretown, Ontario, Canada, N0N 1M0

MOORE MUSEUM www.mooremuseum.ca Our 12 building historic village engages you in discovering the life and work of past generations. Your heritage journey includes a one-room schoolhouse, log cabin, Victorian cottage, wooden caboose, historic church and more. Popular new features are our early 20th century general store and Lionel model train exhibit room. Self-guiding tour booklets for both adults and children and hands-on activity centres involve all ages in exploring the past. Ramp access and paved walkways make our site accessible and a picnic area invites you to linger. bike rack available and bottled water for sale. Open March & April, 9 am to 4 pm, Mon. through Fri.; May to August, 11 am to 5 pm, Fri. through Tues.; Sept. to mid-Dec., 9 am to 4 pm, Mon. through Fri. (Closed Easter weekend, Victoria Day, Labour Day, Thanksgiving and Remembrance Day). 94 Moore Line in Mooretown. 519-867-2020.

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Address: 5810 Ferry Street, Niagara Falls, ON, L2G 1S9

Explore the history of the famous city in a beautifully renovated and expanded building by Moriyama and Teshima Architects. There are three large gallery spaces, gift shop, theatre/multi-purpose room, and research room all fully accessible. -Gale Family War of 1812 Gallery- A gallery dedicated to the history of the War of 1812 and the impact of the War on the citizens of Niagara Falls. Visitors will explore the history that changed a nation in vivid colour; with images, artifacts, videos and hands-on experiences meant to put you in the action. -Niagara Falls Community Gallery- Visitors will be immersed in the history of the City, from geological creation of our famous landmark to the daredevils and the stories of the people who made our city. Three interactive stations in this gallery allow visitors young and old to touch Mother Nature, span the gorge and become a daredevil.

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Address: 1450 Simcoe Street South, Oshawa, ON, Canada, L1H 8S8

The Oshawa Museum (OM) preserves and promotes awareness and appreciation of Oshawa’s history for the education, enrichment and enjoyment of a diverse audience. As the only community museum in Oshawa we take great pride in showcasing the history of our city from the earliest First Nation occupation to the end of WWII. The OM is administered by the Oshawa Historical Society, a not for profit charitable institution, as an external agency of the City of Oshawa. Henry House was the first of the three homes to be restored by the Oshawa Historical Society and was opened as Henry House Museum in 1960. Since then the Museum has grown to include Robinson House (added in 1969) and Guy House (added in 1985). Exhibits include a restores Victorian Era home, a 19th century schoolhouse, and archaeology in Oshawa. We also feature rotating exhibits, so there is something new to look forward to with each visit! We are open year round, and tours are available: July /August Monday – Friday 9am – 4 pm Saturday and Sunday 12pm-4pm September-June Tuesday to Friday 9am – 4pm Sunday 12pm – 4pm Closed Saturdays

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Address: 270 Pinhey's Point Rd., Dunrobin, Ontario, Canada, K0A 1T0

Nestled on the banks of the Ottawa River approximately 40 minutes west of downtown, Pinhey’s Point features a nearly 200-year-old manor house and surrounding ruins. Scenic views, historic buildings, stone ruins and rolling green hills come together to create one of the most spectacular places in Ottawa to relax, learn, and explore. The museum is open in the summer from Wednesdays to Sundays from 10 am to 5 pm. The park is open year-round.

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Niché en bordure de la rivière des Outaouais à environ 40 minutes à l’ouest du centre-ville, le Lieu historique de Pinhey’s Point abrite des ruines et un manoir de près de 200 ans. Grâce aux paysages qui l’entourent, à ses bâtiments historiques, à ses ruines de pierres et à ses collines vertes et ondoyantes, le Lieu historique de Pinhey’s Point est l’un des lieux les plus spectaculaires d’Ottawa pour se détendre, apprendre et explorer. Le musée est ouvert en été les mercredis aux dimanches de 10 h à 17 h. Le parc est ouvert à  l’année longue.

 

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Address: 53 Erie Street South, Ridgetown, Ontario, Canada, N0P 2C0

Ridge House Museum has been described as “one of the finest preserved examples of a wood framed, wood sided Gothic Revival house built during the mid-to-late 1800s in the province of Ontario”. The Ridgetown Rotary Club turned the 1875 private home into a small house Museum as their Centennial project. Authentic period furnishings were, in most cases, donated by local families. The Museum is open from the first day of spring to the first day of autumn and from 1st to 23rd December. Hours 1.00pm to 5.00pm daily. Admission is by donation.

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Address: 919 5th Ave. East, Owen Sound, ON, Canada, N4K 2S1

Spectacular heritage home in downtown Owen Sound. Looking for a special place to stay with your cycle group? Enjoy a few days with family or friends in a beautiful and well-equipped heritage home on a tree-lined street just steps from downtown. Enjoy the indoor pool and hot tub at the end of a cycling day.

Make use of the high-end Napoleon gas BBQ and renovated kitchen… or venture out to experience our great local restaurants and music scene. The Metro grocery store downtown – or the Saturday farmer’s market – will provide everything you need for healthy meals to carry you thru your day.

Bike storage and basic kit on-site, or wheel downtown if you need some cycling advice or bike repair or supplies. For an evening at home, relax with smart TV (no cable), and provided wifi, or break out the board games. Booked exclusively through Airbnb.

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Address: 10365 Islington Avenue, Kleinburg, Ontario, Canada, L0J 1C0

The McMichael Canadian Art Collection offers its visitors a unique experience. From the art on its walls to the surrounding landscape, the McMichael provides an introduction to Canada’s art, art making and artists.

The McMichael gallery is located in the village of Kleinburg, just minutes north of Toronto. Beyond the signature fieldstone gates, you will find outdoor art, four floors of gallery and program space, including the Library and Archives, and the Gallery Shop – all surrounded by 100 acres of beautiful conservation land which you can explore through a network of paths and trails.

Secure bike parking is available, as well as access to restrooms and areas to rest.

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Address: 13740 County Road 2, Morrisburg, Ontario, Canada, K0C 1X0

Come STEP OUT OF YOUR WORLD … escape to another time and place, amidst the sights and sounds of a fully operational 1860s village. Upper Canada Village, is an award-winning re-creation of an 1860s village in Upper Canada just before Confederation. Village. Cosstumed interpreters, a horse drawn tow scow, complete working farm, working mills, places of worship, trade shops, a village confectionary and family physician bring the community to life. Wander in wonderment, listen and learn as you compare today’s life to the ways and tools of yesterday. Upper Canada Village also features a season full of special events, summer camps and other activities. For more information www.uppercanadavillage.com. Bike racks available. The St. Lawrence Parks Commission manages award winning attractions and outdoor recreational areas along the majestic St. Lawrence River between Kingston and the Quebec border.

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Address: 7239 Concession Road 6, Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada, L9P 1R2

Come and experience our heritage! The Uxbridge Historical Centre has ten heritage buildings on a beautiful, multi-acre site with a scenic view of the Oak Ridges Moraine and the town of Uxbridge. The Centre has picnic tables with a nearby gazebo, wonderful shade trees, a gift shop, tourist information, as well as easy access to Uxbridge’s many town trails. Come for a guided tour or just to enjoy our beautiful site. We offer a warm welcome to all of our visitors!

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Address: 505 King Street, Wallaceburg, Ontario, Canada, N8A 1J1

Located a half-block from the banks of the Sydenham River, the Wallaceburg and District Museum (WDM) occupies the former Wallaceburg Hydro building at 505 King Street. The museum was founded by the Wallaceburg Historical Society and has continued under the group’s devoted operation since its official opening on June 29, 1984.

The Museum’s mission is to document, collect, preserve, and research the history of Wallaceburg and its district for the purposes of interpreting this history through education services and exhibits for our contemporary society, and passing intact its material culture to future generations.

 

The Museum offers tours, education programs and summer camps, frequent special events, and rental opportunities. It also features a multitude of artifacts displayed across numerous exhibits, chronicling Wallaceburg’s history from the arrival of Lord Selkirk’s Baldoon settlers in 1804 to the town’s recent past and the community’s rich industrial heritage. Highlights include our Sports Hall of Fame, the Baldoon Mystery Room, the Lee-Enfield rifle showcase, and an impressive collection of hand-blown glass artifacts, including folk art “whimsies”, on display in our Glass Gallery.

 

 

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Address: 5525 Dickinson Street, P.O. Box 145, Manotick, Ontario, Canada, K4M1A2

Watson`s Mill is a unique 1860`s working grist and flour mill, located in the heart of the Village of Manotick, on the shores of the Rideau River, a UNESCO designated World Heritage Site. The Mill is a designated heritage building because of its architectural qualities and cultural significance, and operates as a community museum and living heritage site. It is part of the Historic Dickinson Square, which includes Dickinson House (the home of the Mill owners), the Carriage Shed (visitor services and public restrooms), the park-like grounds, a pioneer garden, Veteran`s Way and the Manotick Cenotaph. It is also home to the Manotick Farmers` Market, Used Book Store, and dozens of activities, events and community festivals. Interpreters in 1860`s attire greet visitors to the Mill, lead tours and may challenge them to a game of croquet! See the Mill in operation and how flour is made. Fresh stone-milled whole-wheat flour is available for purchase on-site. Feed freshly cracked corn to the friendly ducks on the shoreline. Visit the home of the mill owners. Bring a pic nic and enjoy a peaceful afternoon in a beautiful setting. Watson`s Mill is open daily from 10am to 5pm, May 16th to November 1st, 2015; open Saturdays and Sundays, from 10am to 4pm, November 7th to December 6th, 2015. Admission is by donation. For more information, visit www.WatsonsMill.com or www.facebook.com/watsonsmillmanotick See you soon in Historic Dickinson Square!

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Address: 9935 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, Ontario, L2E 6S6

The Museum was created in 1968 by the Willoughby Historical Society as an expression of pride felt by the community. The Museum, located in the former School Section #2 – Willoughby building, is now run by the City of Niagara Falls. The former Township of Willoughby and Village of Chippawa are both interpreted by the Museum as well as an extensive collection reflecting rural life in Niagara Falls and the Battle of Chippawa. Stop in over the summer months and check out annual events such as Country Fair and Philosopher’s Cafe.

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Address: 3513 Rainham Road, Selkirk, ON, Canada, N0A 1P0

The museum is dedicated to preserving the history of rural education, the heritage of the surrounding community, and the memory of poet Wilson Pugsley MacDonald. Step into a classroom of 1925… when the Union Jack waved over the schoolhouse… classes started with “God Save the King”… and penmanship was practiced using straight pens and black ink. Lyric poet Wilson Pugsley MacDonald (1880 – 1967) was born in nearby Cheapside and published works, including “Out of the Wilderness”, and a “Flagon of Beauty.”