This category lists sites which present the history of an era or region through collections in museums composed of historic artifacts located in Ontario.
Amherstburg Freedom Museum
Presents rich Black heritage with special focus on The Underground Railroad and the start of freedom in southern Ontario. Located in Amherstburg, ON.
Arnprior and District Museum
Comprises artifacts, photographs, clothing, and implements all relating to the illustrious local heritage and the surrounding area.
Billings Estate National Historic Site
The home to one of Ottawa's founding families. Hours of operation, contact information, and directions. Located in Ottawa, Ontario.
The Bonnechere Museum
Traces the local history, the legends and lifestyles, and the major events that helped shape the various municipalities that share the Bonnechere River.
Brant Museum and Archives
Covers the history of Brant county from the settling of the Six Nations to the end of the Second World War. Three locations in Brantford and Myrtleville, ON.
Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre
A cultural center for history, genealogy, art and music. Interactive displays and programs year round, located in Southampton, ON.
Buxton National Historic Site and Museum
African Canadian History of the Elgin settlement which became North Buxton and was a terminus point for the Underground Railroad.
The Bytown Museum
Traces the history of Ottawa’s early years from the construction of the Rideau Canal and the early days of Bytown to the city’s emergence as Canada’s capital.
The history, including artifacts, and exhibits on radio and television.
The Cobalt Northern Ontario Mining Museum
Display of native silver ore, mining and prospecting equipment and artifacts, fluorescent rock display, hand-crafted silver jewelry, and heritage silver trail and colonial tours.
The evolution of money around the world and through the ages, including shells, teeth and cocoa beans, as well as today's currency. Hours and programme information.
Cold-war era bunker in Carp now open as a museum. Gift shop, news, bunker facts and exhibit information.
Dufferin County Museum and Archives
Collection of artifacts and archival material that relates to the historical development of the county.
Elliot Lake Nuclear and Mining Museum
Traces the history of the area from the lumbering and trapping days through the discovery of uranium mining, milling, and uses of uranium in Ontario.
Enoch Turner Schoolhouse
A historic (Victorian) heritage building built in 1848 located in Toronto.
Fort Frances Museum
Includes a vast collection of photographs and artifacts related to the history of the city and the Rainy River District.
Guelph Civic Museum
Features exhibitions and public programs which explore the many individuals, cultures and events that contributed to the historic development of the city.
Haliburton Highlands Museum
Established as a centennial project in 1967, the museum portrays typical village life at the turn of the century.
Iroquois Falls Pioneer Museum
Displays the history of the area from the DeTroyes expedition through the beginning of the paper mill in 1912 in Iroquois Falls.
Lake of the Woods Museum
Home to a varied and intriguing collection of artifacts and local history archives, which serve not only as the basis for the permanent exhibits but also for changing thematic displays and special events.
Lennox & Addington County Museum and Archives
Collection contains approximately 10,000 items including furniture, clothing, toys, glass, ceramics, tools and household goods.
Macaulay Heritage Park
Displays of the rich history of Prince Edward County with exhibits showing the county's beginnings to the present in Picton.
MacLachlan Woodworking Museum
Galleries, workshops, demonstrations, and events in Kingston.
Massey Area Museum
Pioneer and local history in Ontario.
Museum on the Boyne
Exhibits on the people, objects and events that shaped the area in Alliston.
Muskoka Lakes Museum
Local history in Ontario.
The Nepean Museum
Features local current events, the history of the city and the museum, volunteering information, and a listing of educational displays and services. Located in Nepean (Ottawa), ON.
Niagara Falls History Museum
Museum is housed within the old Stamford Town Hall built in 1874.
Niagara Historical Society and Museum
Features collections of early furniture, textiles, militaria and Canadiana. Provides museum hours, admission fees, membership details, and location.
An operational 19th century grist mill and museum in Nicolston, Ontario. History, photos, and structural details of the dam are presented.
Nipissing Township Museum
Artifacts from the church, and many others representing the history of the area in Ontario.
Old Stone Mill
Built in 1810 in Delta, it is one of the earliest surviving grist mills of Upper Canada. Features displays of early industrial heritage. Exhibit details, history, and restoration project information.
The OPP Museum
Orillia. Exhibits of specialized law enforcement equipment, uniforms past and present, insignia, investigative techniques and forensic analysis, vintage vehicles, and police photographs.
Peterborough Museum and Archives
Features over 22,000 artifacts, including 19th and 20th century textiles, costumes, coverlets and quilts, furniture, military artifacts, recreational artifacts, ceramics and appliances, metal toys, clocks, canoes, fossils and minerals. Includes photos, exhibition schedule, hours, location and directions.
Gives the history of the oil industry. Features a pioneer village, a railway exhibit, and the world's oldest, largest working oil rig of its kind.
Quinte Educational Museum and Archives
A collection of educational artifacts and archival material.
The Red Lake Regional Heritage Centre
Houses interpretive displays about Woodland Caribou Park, a multi-purpose room for temporary and traveling exhibitions, film and musical presentations, education programs, and conferences.
Rideau Canal Visitor Centre
Features displays and artifacts about the Rideau Canal, built between 1826 and 1832, linking Kingston and Ottawa by water. Exhibit details, calendar of events, photos, membership information, and location map are presented.
The Salvation Army - Archives and Museum
Contains exhibits and artifacts in Toronto.
Scarborough Historical Museum
Traces the story of this community's rural roots and two centuries of immigration, and includes wagon-making tools and is a reminder of the vital role local trades played in sustaining the community.
School House Museum
Includes a unique collections of artifacts and photographs, some dating back to the 1800's, illustrating the history of the Deep River area.
St. Catharines Museum
Exhibits, educational programmes on canal and local history, in addition to the Underground Railroad and Lacrone Archives.
St. Joseph Museum & Archives
Museum devoted to the one of the first French-Canadian settlements in southwestern Ontario and site of Narcisse Cantin’s plans to build a major city and shipping point for the Great Lakes. Located in Zurich, ON.
Thunder Bay Museum
Contains collections, exhibits, programs, archives, and gift shop.
Township of King Museum
Collection includes over 1200 artifacts ranging from 19th Century children’s toys, wedding dresses, the Crawford Wells General Store cash register, Church, a schoolhouse, and the oldest railway station dating from 1850 - 1852.
Wilberforce Red Cross Outpost Historic House Museum
National Historic Site Of Canada, the site of the first Red Cross Outpost Hospital, and the first hospital of any kind in the Haliburton County area. Includes hours, events and contact information.
Willoughby Historical Museum
Exhibit of items from the 1700s to the 1960s, exemplifying life in the Niagara Falls area.
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