MUSEUMS, GALLERIES & HISTORICAL SITES IN ONTARIO

Whether you want to explore Canada's largest museum, or are searching for an intimate art gallery, Ontario has something to match every interest from military history to pioneer villages to art. Learn about the history of shoes, or check out a Victorian mansion. Stare in awe at the creativity of our artists, from aboriginal to Group of Seven to those from outside the province or country, to those who lived in centuries past. Whatever your passion, you'll find a place to catch your eye in Ontario.

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Canadian Museum of History

100 Laurier Street , Gatineau, Ontario
Ottawa Region

 800-555-5621  www.historymuseum.ca

Explore this country’s rich cultural heritage, including the outstanding achievements of First Peoples. Starting July 1, 2017, visit the Canadian History Hall, our new signature exhibition. Also home to the Children's Museum and CINÉ+.

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Diefenbunker: Canada's Cold War Museum

3911 Carp Road , Carp, Ontario
Ottawa Region

 613-839-0007

The Diefenbunker: Canada's Cold War Museum & National Historic Site was once a top-secret underground bunker, meant to protect Canadian government leaders from nuclear attack. Explore this engineering marvel & Cold War time capsule through unique programs for students, tourists, groups & businesses.

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Doors Open Ontario

1000+ sites across Ontario , Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 416-325-5000  www.doorsopenontario.on.ca

Doors Open Ontario unlocks the treasures in your own backyard. Explore Ontario with free events from April to October, as more than 1,000 fascinating sites offer unique experiences and family activities. Visit our website to plan your adventure!

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London Is ON!

267 Dundas Street , London, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 800-265-2602  www.LondonIsON.com

Music, Arts & Culture! Enter contests to win tickets to the hottest events and receive great offers for accommodations and dining. Keep up to date & share your #LDNent experience!

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National Air Force Museum of Canada

220 RCAF Rd , Trenton, Ontario
Eastern Ontario

 1-866-701-RCAF (7223)  www.airforcemuseum.ca

Discover an aviation history of valour & tradition through exhibits & displays including the fully restored World War II Halifax Bomber (the only one of its kind in the world). The 16 acre Airpark displays both historic & active aircraft. Be sure to visit the Museum Gift Shop for unique memorabilia.

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Tourism Sarnia-Lambton

1455 Venetian Blvd. , Point Edward, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 800-265-0316  www.tourismsarnialambton.com

Your time is precious so visit Discoveries That Matter in Sarnia & Lambton County. With North American firsts, Blue Flag rated beaches and million dollar galleries and museums, our diverse blue water vacation playground offers attractions for all ages in all seasons. We're closer than you think!

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Uncle Tom's Cabin Historic Site

29251 Uncle Tom's Rd , Dresden, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 519-683-2978  www.uncletomscabin.org

Home of Josiah Henson, world renowned for his contributions to the abolition movement and Underground Railroad. Explore the five-acre site and hear dramatic stories about abolition, escape from slavery and the significance of the Underground Railroad.

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Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)

317 Dundas Street W , Toronto, Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

 416-979-6648  www.ago.net

A world renowned gallery showcasing more than 90,000 works of art. Be awed by the Group of Seven’s signature works, the remarkable African art gallery, cutting-edge contemporary art, special exhibitions, Gallery tours, lectures, events, screenings, courses, family programs & more! Visit us today.

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Art Gallery Of Windsor

401 Riverside Drive West , Windsor, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 519-977-0013  agw.ca

Showcasing renowned CANADIAN & INTERNATIONAL Art in the busiest US/Canada Border City. View up to 4,000 painting, sculptures & works on paper. Paid Admission. Gallery tours Sat & Sun 2pm. Family programs & hands-on studio activities Sun 1-4. Changing exhibits. See you at the Gallery!

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Bata Shoe Museum

327 Bloor St. West , Toronto, Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

 416-979-7799  www.batashoemuseum.ca

Walk on down to the coolest shoebox in town! With an international collection of over 13,000 shoes, there’s so much to explore. Changing exhibits, a celebrity shoe area, arts and crafts and hands-on demonstrations means there’s something for everyone!

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Bayham - Discover the Opportunities!

56169 Heritage Line, PO Box 160 , Straffordville, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 5198665521  www.bayham.on.ca

Fun-filled unique family festivals (EdisonFest/Canada Day/Beachfest/Watermelon Fest), beautiful beaches, camping, cottages/B&B, birdwatching, fishing, boating, golfing, cycling/hiking trails, fascinating museums/1840 Historic Lighthouse, restaurants/shops.

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Bellevue House NHS

35 Centre Street , Kingston, Ontario
Eastern Ontario

 613-545-8666  www.pc.gc.ca/bellevue

Home to Canada's first Prime Minister Sir John Alexander Macdonald & one of Canada’s best examples of Italian Villa architecture. Visit the restored house & gardens, taste an heirloom apple & watch costumed staff present life as it was in the 1840s.

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Bethune Memorial House

235 John Street North , Gravenhurst, Ontario
Central Ontario

 705-687-4261  www.pc.gc.ca/bethune

Birthplace of international hero, Dr. Norman Bethune, who was a medical pioneer, advocate for Canada’s universal health care & revered Chinese cultural icon. The Victorian-era home & Visitor Ctr describe his impact on the bond between Canada & China even until today.

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Bytown Museum, The

1 Canal Lane , Ottawa, Ontario
Ottawa Region

 613-234-4570  bytownmuseum.com

Ottawa’s museum tells the story of a city & its residents from when it was known as “Bytown” to present day Ottawa. Ottawa’s oldest stone building & one of Canada’s most haunted spots. Permanent Exhibits, special events & annual Bytown Days (July 29-Aug1)

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Canadian War Museum

1 Vimy Place , Ottawa, Ontario
Ottawa Region

 800-555-5621  www.warmuseum.ca

Explore the human conflicts that have shaped Canada. Discover the military history of Canada through a vast collection of artifacts, moving personal stories, works of art, and unforgettable photography.

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Castle Kilbride National Historic Site

60 Snyder's Rd. West , Baden, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 519-634-8444  www.castlekilbride.ca

Step back in time to the lavish Victorian era. Visit one of the finest examples of an upper class Victorian home you will ever see. Be awed by exceptional Trompe l'oeil wall and ceiling murals and exquisite decor. A National Historic Site located 15 min from Kitchener or Stratford. Bus tours welcome

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Explore Sensational Smiths Falls!

77 Beckwith St. N , Smith Falls, Ontario
Eastern Ontario

 613-283-4124  www.smithsfalls.ca

Visit Ontario’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site! Located in the heart of Eastern Ontario on the banks of the historic Rideau Canal. See the impressive Locks, enjoy shopping, dining, museums, theatre, art galleries, boating, hiking, biking, fishing and so much more!

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Fort Wellington National Historic Site

370 Vankoughnet St , Prescott, Ontario
Eastern Ontario

 613-925-2896  www.pc.gc.ca

Built during the War of 1812 to defend the St. Lawrence River shipping route from attack by the USA. Explore an 1812-era gunboat wreck, get costumed & participate in a military drill, watch a cannon firing, taste treats cooked over an open fire & more!

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Halton County Radial Railway

13629 Guelph Line , Milton, Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

 519-856-9802  www.hcry.org

Ride the rails! A museum with a full-size operating electric railway. Fun day out for the whole family. Bring a picnic lunch and make a day of this unique setting. Unlimited rides, gift shop, ice cream shop and historic Railway Station. The 2017 Operating season starts May 6th!

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Hamilton Civic Museums

Throughout the City of , Hamilton, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 905-546-(CITY) 2489  www.hamilton.ca/museums

Real People. Real Stories. Real Adventure! Enjoy hours of entertainment for you and your family. Explore five National Historic Sites including Dundurn Castle. Discover the newly renovated Hamilton Children's Museum and more than 150 annual events, exhibits and workshops.

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Hockey Hall of Fame

30 Yonge St at Front St , Toronto, Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

 416-360-7765  www.hhof.com

Try your hand at goaltending, shooting, play-by-play calling, and even hosting your own sports broadcast. Revel in the world’s greatest collection of hockey artifacts and get hands-on access to the coveted Stanley Cup. Birthday Party packages available.

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Lambton Heritage Museum

10035 Museum Rd, RR2 , Grand Bend, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 519-243-2600  www.lambtonmuseums.ca

One of the areas hidden gems; discover unique & interesting artifacts & their stories. Visit 5 historic buildings, two agricultural display buildings and a main exhibit centre. Fun learning environment with hands-on activities for the entire family.

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Lang Pioneer Village Museum

104 Lang Rd , Keene, Ontario
Central Ontario

 705-295-6694  www.langpioneervillage.ca

Experience Peterborough County’s history come to life! Featuring 30 historic buildings, step back 200 years and enjoy interpretations and demonstrations of life in the 1800s. Open daily Father’s Day to Labour Day. Please visit our website for our hours of operation and event schedule.

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Laurier House

335 Laurier Avenue East , Ottawa, Ontario
Ottawa Region

 613-992-8142  www.parkscanada.gc.ca/laurierhouse

Visit the home of two former prime ministers of Canada, Sir Wilfrid Laurier and William Lyon Mackenzie King. Discover the new Second World War kitchen exhibition, sip tea on the verandah, attend an interactive play or take a guided tour. Free admission in 2017 to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday.

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MacLaren Art Centre

37 Mulcaster St. , Barrie, Ontario
Central Ontario

 705-721-9696  www.maclarenart.com

The MacLaren Art Centre is the regional public art gallery serving the residents of Barrie, the County of Simcoe and the surrounding area. Join us all year long to enjoy contemporary art exhibitions, education activities, special events, the Gallery Café and handmade gifts from the Gallery Shop.

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McMichael Canadian Art Collection

10365 Islington Ave , Kleinburg , Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

 905-893-1121  mcmichael.com

Spend the day experiencing art and nature. The McMichael is home to iconic Canadian works of art by the Group of Seven and Tom Thomson, Indigenous and Inuit artists, and contemporary artists. Enjoy 100 acres of woodland, just 20 minutes north of Toronto.

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Museums Of Burlington

Joseph Brant Museum - 1240 North Shore Blvd. E. , Ireland House at Oakridge Farm - 2168 Guelph Line, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 905-332-9888  www.museumsofburlington.ca

Joseph Brant Museum and Ireland House at Oakridge Farm are two of Burlington's most exciting and engaging places, each representing the history of Burlington in a unique way and inviting visitors to take a wondrous step back in time. A variety of spectacular special events are presented annually.

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Muskoka Steamships & Discovery Centre

185 Cherokee Lane , Gravenhurst, Ontario
Central Ontario

 1-866-687-6667  www.realmuskoka.com

Steam Muskoka’s lakes aboard RMS Segwun or Wenonah II. Pirates, Space Heroes and Ice Princesses sail with families on weekends. Visit the largest collection of in-water wooden classic boats; watch movies in the Steamship Theatre or explore KidZone.

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National Gallery Of Canada

www.gallery.ca , Ottawa, Ontario
Ottawa Region

 613-990-1985  www.gallery.ca

Experience the best visual art in the country at this top attraction in the heart of Canada’s capital. Special exhibitions featured seasonally in collaboration with the world’s premier galleries and art experts.

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Niagara Historical Society & Museum

43 Castlereagh Street , Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario
Niagara Region

 905-468-3912  www.niagarahistorical.museum

Visit the Niagara Historical Society Museum to discover the unique stories of historic Niagara-on-the-Lake and see one of Ontario’s most important museum collections. Walking tours of the town are available June through September at 11 am on Saturdays and Sundays.  Call for more information.

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Parliament of Canada - Tours

Parliament Hill, Wellington St , Ottawa, Ontario
Ottawa Region

 1-866-599-4999  www.parl.gc.ca/vis

Visit the centre stage of Canadian democracy by taking a guided tour of the Centre Block of Parliament! Tickets are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis at 90 Wellington St. Schedules and routes are subject to change without notice due to parliamentary activity.

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