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.
Doors Open Ontario
1000+ sites across Ontario , Ontario
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
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
519-660-5275 x 5102
The museum showcases an important piece of Canadian history since 1860s. Guided tours, events, activities and shopping are available.
1455 Venetian Blvd. , Point Edward, Ontario
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
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
Showcasing renowned CANADIAN & INTERNATIONAL Art in the busiest US/Canada Border City. View up to 4,000 painting, sculptures & works on paper.
Gallery tours Sat & Sun 2pm.
Family programs & hands-on studio activities Sun 1-4.
Changing exhibits. See you at the Gallery!
Bayham - Discover the Opportunities!
56169 Heritage Line, PO Box 160 , Straffordville, Ontario
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.
Billy Bishop Home & Museum, Archives & National Historic Site
948 3rd Ave W. , Owen Sound, Ontario
Built in 1884 and located in Owen Sound, ON, we showcase the Bishop family history. It is also the boyhood home of Air Marshal William Avery “Billy” Bishop VC, the charismatic hero of the Great War. An adventurous, mischievous, and restless spirit, Billy was driven to be the best in all he did.
Castle Kilbride National Historic Site
60 Snyder's Rd. West , Baden, Ontario
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
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
Discover Petrolia - you'll be surprised!
411 Greenfield Street , Petrolia, Ontario
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
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
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
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
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.
Tom Thomson Art Gallery
840 First Ave W , Owen Sound, Ontario
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.
Middlesex County , London, Ontario
Discover our Grassroutes! Visit Middlesex is the official site for all things tourism in Middlesex County. We can help you explore Middlesex County with information on local food, arts, culture, events, shops and more. Adventure and escape begins at Visit Middlesex!
Wallaceburg & District Museum
505 King Street , Wallaceburg, Ontario
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
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
519-253-2300 ext. 2752
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
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
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
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
2km N of Port Rowan , Ontario
1798 Grist Mill, Historic Bldgs, Nature Centre, Special Events, Camping.
29424 Lakeview Line , Wallacetown, Ontario
Guided tours of 1850s house. Picnic area & trails.