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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Pickering Museum Village

2365 6th concession road , Greenwood, Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

 905-683-8401  www.pickering.ca

Get on board a Magical History Tour for a unique experience in the largest living history museum in Durham Region. Come for a tour & interact with costumed pioneers in one of the 19 heritage buildings including a blacksmith's shop! Check our website for events, workshops, camps and programs details.

Rails End Gallery & Arts Centre & Events

23 York Street, P.O. Box 912 , Haliburton, Ontario
Central Ontario

 7054572330  www.railsendgallery.com

Contemporary art by regional & local artists in Haliburton's historic rail station. Readings, performance, workshops, as well as the Haliburton Art & Craft Festival July 21-23, 2017, a signature event for the County. Rails End Boutique had one of a kind items for home, cottage and gift-giving.

Royal Canadian Mint Tours

320 Sussex Drive , Ottawa, Ontario
Ottawa Region

 1-800-276-7714  www.mint.ca

See some of the world's most stunning hand-crafted collectible coins & Olympic medals. Interactive, guided tours feature a fascinating behind-the-scene look at the Mint's state-of-the-art facilities. Hold a solid gold bar in your hands & learn about the largest coin ever produced! Year-round tours.

Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)

100 Queen's Park , Toronto, Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

 416-586-8000  www.rom.on.ca

From dinosaurs to Ancient Egypt to the history of Canada, the ROM invites you to explore our remarkable collections and fascinating exhibitions. There’s something exciting for everyone in Canada’s largest museum of natural history and world culture.

Ruthven Park National Historic Site

243 Haldimand Hwy 54 , Cayuga, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 905-772-0560  www.ruthvenpark.ca

A unique 1500 acre country estate overlooking the Grand River. Featuring nature and history in one destination: walking trails, Carolinian forests, provincially significant wetlands, bird banding, an 1845 Greek Revival mansion with guided tours (former home of the Thompson Family for over 150 years) and outbuildings. Special events.

Sharon Temple National Historic Site and Museum

18974 Leslie St , Sharon, Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

 905-478-2389  sharontemple.ca

Nestled on 4.5 secluded acres the 9 historic buildings in a park-like setting surround the magnificent Temple. Completed in 1832 by the Children of Peace, key players in the progress of Canadian democracy & social justice, the Temple has dramatic architecture & is a National Historic site.

St. Catharines Museum & Welland Canals Centre

1932 Welland Canals Pkwy , St Catharines, Ontario
Niagara Region

 905-984-8880  www.stcatharines.ca

You won't get any closer to a Great Lakes Ship unless you're a sailor yourself! Marvel as ships work their way through the amazing canal. Enjoy the Museum's fascinating galleries & Underground Railroad exhibit. Experience the outdoor Discovery Park. Stroll, bike or rollerblade along the Rec trail.

Thunder Bay Art Gallery

1080 Keewaitin St , Thunder Bay, Ontario
Northern Ontario

 807-577-6427  www.theag.ca

The only public Art Gallery between Sault St., Marie and Winnipeg. Over 20 exhibitions annually in over 4,000 square feet of exhibition space. 1600+ works in the permanent collection. Free parking. Air conditioned. Handicap accessible. Open 12 months of the year.

Tom Thomson Art Gallery

840 First Ave W , Owen Sound, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 519-376-1932  tomthomson.org

Public art gallery inspired by the legacy of iconic and highly innovative Canadian artist Tom Thomson, the TOM connects people to art through contemporary & historical exhibitions, talks & workshops for all ages. Houses one of Canada’s largest collections of Thomson's work.

Wallaceburg & District Museum

505 King Street , Wallaceburg, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 519-627-8962  www.kent.net

Preserving the Past for the Future. Come and see our famous Baldoon Mystery & History Rooms and Glass Gallery. Also Industrial Exhibits, Legion Room, 1913 Model T Ford, Lee Enfield Rifles and much more. Open Tues-Sat, 10am - 4pm year round.

Waterloo Region Museum & Doon Heritage Village

10 Huron Road , Kitchener, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 519-748-1914  www.waterlooregionmuseum.com

The largest community museum in Ontario. Our exhibit galleries explore 12,000 years of Waterloo Region from the past to the present. The museum is also the entrance to Doon Heritage Village, a picturesque living history village that features farm animals and costumed interpreters

Windsor Sculpture Park

2450 McDougall Street , Windsor, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 519-253-2300 ext. 2752  www.citywindsor.ca

Visit Windsor’s unique museum without walls. Explore over 31 large-scale, internationally recognized works of contemporary sculpture by world-renowned artists along Windsor’s stunning waterfront. Hop aboard the Art Cart for a tour beginning in June.

Morningstar Mill

2714 DeCew Rd. , St. Catharines, Ontario
Niagara Region

 905-688-6050  www.stcatharines.ca

This picturesque historic site includes a working grist mill, miller's house and more. Located along the Bruce Trail, it is a great place to view the Decew Falls and enjoy scenic Niagara.

Amherstburg Freedom Museum

277 King St , Amherstburg, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 1-800-713-6336  www.amherstburgfreedom.org

From 1800-1860, Amherstburg was a chief entry point for 50,000 runaways fleeing slavery & oppression in the US. This “Underground Railroad” is commemorated in the 2 historic buildings & main exhibition building that make up the museum site. The Museum’s goal is education, Black awareness, and pride.

Moore Museum - heritage village

94 Moore Line , Mooretown, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 519-867-2020  www.mooremuseum.ca

12 building historic village with intriguing displays - one-room school, log cabin, Victorian cottage, general store & more. Don't miss the Lionel model train exhibit. Self-guided tour booklets & activity centres. Ramps/paths make our site is accessible & our picnic area invites you to linger.

Oil Museum Of Canada

2423 Kelly Road , Oil Springs, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 519-834-2840  www.oilmuseum.ca

Uncover Canada's oil heritage! Understand the impact of oil, gain insight into its history and future. Grasp a glimpse of life in an early oil boom town ... the sights, sounds, smells, and the frenzy of excitment. Everyone looking for Black Gold. Learn facts, have fun. National Historic Site

1-888-579-7739
1024 Maple Ave. at corner of River St. , Bala, Ontario
Central Ontario

Costumes, photo ops, free freckles, gift shop.

519-586-2201
2km N of Port Rowan , Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

1798 Grist Mill, Historic Bldgs, Nature Centre, Special Events, Camping.

519-762-3072
29424 Lakeview Line , Wallacetown, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

Guided tours of 1850s house. Picnic area & trails.

519-756-6220
94 Tutela Heights Road , Brantford, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

Restored 1870s home of Alexander Graham Bell

416-736-1733
1000 Murray Ross Pkwy , Toronto, Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

Where history comes to life!

705-945-6242
50 Pim Street , Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Northern Ontario

See real waterbomber, climb a fire tower, flight simulator & more!

519-746-1882
25 Caroline Street North , Waterloo, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

Art exhibitions and programs for all ages!

416-923-1171
1 Austin Terrace , Toronto, Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

Step back in time at Canada's Majestic Castle!

705-476-2323
230 Memorial Dr. , North Bay, Ontario
Northern Ontario

Miniature riding railway & 2 beautiful carousels on North Bay’s waterfront. Take a ride with us today!

705-738-6163
85 Dunn Street , Bobcaygeon, Ontario
Central Ontario

23 historic homes & over 1000 artifacts.

613-354-3027
97 Thomas Street East , Napanee, Ontario
Eastern Ontario

Explore the County’s history from 1784 on. Fascinating exhibits. Programs. Events.

613-756-3713
2887 Dafoe Rd. , Combermere, Ontario
Eastern Ontario

Authentic artifacts tell story of pioneer life. Proceeds support the poor.

613-476-2148 x2521
Locations throughout Prince Edward County , Prince Edward, Ontario
Eastern Ontario

5 sites, hundreds of stories!

519-264-2420
8348 Longwoods Rd , Mount Brydges, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

Recreated Haudenosaunee village of 1,000 years ago.

705 325 7205
22 B Peter Street South , Orillia, Ontario
Central Ontario

The streets close to traffic. 20+Venues. 100+Artists. One magical evening.

705-325-7205
22b Peter St S. , Orillia, Ontario
Central Ontario

Orillia150 special Art Exhibits: Jun 24, July 15 & 19, Aug 12.

705-684-8185
1634 Doe Lake Rd. , Gravenhurst, Ontario
Central Ontario

Contemporary sculptures in the woods. 2km walk.

905-727-8954
14732 Woodbine Ave , Stouffville, Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

Special events, tours, exhibits & rental spaces!

905-297-0190
201-605 James St. N. , Hamilton, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario
519-448-1130
359 Blue Lake Road , St George, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario
416-646-4677
77 Wynford Drive , Toronto, Ontario
Greater Toronto Area
613-533-2190
36 University Ave , Kingston, Ontario
Eastern Ontario
705-286-3763
176 Bobcaygeon Rd. , Minden, Ontario
Central Ontario

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