MUSEUMS, GALLERIES & HISTORICAL SITES IN SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO

Whether you want to explore a military museum, a Victorian castle, a children’s museum, a natural history museum, or an intimate art gallery, Southwestern Ontario is the place to look. Interested in yesteryear? A heritage village will give you a glimpse of historical life or check out some 10,000 yr old bones. Whatever your passion, you'll find a place to catch your eye in St. Jacob's, Stratford, Waterloo, Perth, Guelph, Elora-Fergus, Burlington, Hamilton, Sarnia & London.

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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!

London Is ON!

267 Dundas Street , London, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 1-800-265-2602  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!

Royal Canadian Regiment Museum, The

Wolseley Barracks, 701 Oxford Street East , London , Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 519-660-5275 x 5102  www.thercrmuseum.ca

The museum showcases an important piece of Canadian history since 1860s. Guided tours, events, activities and shopping are available.

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!

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.

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!

Billy Bishop Home & Museum, Archives & National Historic Site

948 3rd Ave W. , Owen Sound, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 519-371-0031  www.billybishop.org

Welcome to the boyhood home of Billy Bishop. Visit this beautiful Victorian house & Museum in the heart of Owen Sound. Take a step back in time to explore the lives of the Bishop Family & discover the story of 1 of our Canadian Icons. We offer a variety of children, adult & family events year-round. Discover the Home -Discover the Hero!

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

Day Out With Thomas - THE FRIENDSHIP TOUR 2017!

225 Wellington Street , St. Thomas, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 519-637-6284  www.ecrm5700.org

Spend the day with Thomas the Tank Engine®. Take a 25-minute train ride, meet Sir Topham Hatt®, enjoy hours of fun-filled activities & more! July 15-16 & July 21-23, 2017. Tickets at www.ecrm5700.org or 1-888-222-6608.

Discover Bayham!

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

 5198665521  www.bayham.on.ca

Funfilled family events, unique festivals (Edison Fest, Canada Day, Beachfest, Watermelon Fest), beautiful beach, camping, cottages/B&B, birdwatching, fishing, boating, golfing, cycling/hiking, museums, 1840 Historic Lighthouse & Port Burwell Provincial Park, restaurants & shops.

Discover Petrolia - you'll be surprised!

411 Greenfield Street , Petrolia, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 519-882-2350  www.town.petrolia.on.ca

Petrolia is Canada's Victorian Oil Town with an amazing heritage, fabulous examples of Victorian architecture, quaint shops and great restaurants. Visit once and you will know why it's being called "The Greatest Town on Earth".

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.

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.

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.com

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.

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.

Stones 'N Bones - Natural History Museum

223 N Christina Street , Sarnia, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 519-336-2100  www.stonesnbones.ca

Amazing 10,000 sq. ft. Natural History museum. View over 6,000 fascinating fossils, minerals, gemstones, artifacts, shells, butterflies, insects, antlers, horns & huge shark jaws! Visit the Dinosaur & Polar Bear Galleries. See the largest shark jaws in the world! Something for everyone. Small gift shop also on site.

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.

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

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.

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