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Muskoka Heritage Place - Museum, Village, Train
Come and visit the Muskoka Heritage Place - home of the Muskoka Museum, Muskoka Pioneer Village and the famous Portage Flyer Train.
Visitors enter through a turn-of-the-20th-century museum to a 90 acre outdoor site with a lake and nature trails. Life in the late 1800's is historically recreated. Costumed narrators demonstrate pioneer life and engage and entertain visitors with pioneer demonstrations and hands-on activities.
You'll see: 20 Pioneer Dwellings including a Blacksmith Shop and a one-room Schoolhouse, Farm Animals, Pioneer Demonstrations, beautiful Gardens and enjoy fun hands-on activities!
Our Pioneer Village represents a crossroads community in Muskoka circa 1880 - 1910. The costumed narrators engage you the visitor with hands-on activities such as; candle dipping, wool carding, blacksmithing basics, pioneer baking and a pioneer school lesson.
Our Muskoka Museum takes you on a chronological journey beginning with our First People, settlement, development, industry and tourism.
The Portage Flyer Train:
The Portage Flyer steam train began its proud legacy as the world's smallest commercial railroad, operating from 1904 until 1959 in Dwight Ontario.
Take a 30-minute scenic trip along the Muskoka River onto Fairy Lake Station. At the "end of the line" we feature the Fairy Lake Station (that was the original Purser's Cabin) where children of all ages can sit in the cab, poke their head in the firebox and have a chat or ask questions of the engineer and fireman.
Become Engineer for the Day!
What would it be like to get behind the controls of a historic 1926 steam locomotive or a 1949 diesel electric locomotive? Imagine actually engineering the Portage Flyer Steam Train, once the world's shortest commercial railway (valid driver's license required).
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- Wheelchair Accessible : No