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The Craigleith Heritage Depot

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Charming depot parts of which are either new or rerplaced but enough of the original is there. Lots... read more

Reviewed September 25, 2018
Rich2255
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Corfu, New York
Informative and well displayed

The train station transformed into a museum and tourist info was interesting. We learned about... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2017
Chantal P
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Montreal, Canada
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A museum, housed in a former railway station built in the 1870s, that traces local history from the very distant to the much more recent past. It is also a branch of the The Blue Mountains Public Library. Along with museum and library services, the...more
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113 Lakeshore Rd E, Blue Mountains, Ontario L9Y 0N1, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Craigleith Heritage Depot is a museum, public library, archive, and tourism information centre in the town of The Blue Mountains near the Ontario community of Craigleith. Erected sometime between 1878 and 1881 using local timber, the museum was originally a train station built by the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Museum-Assistant, Museum Staff at The Craigleith Heritage Depot, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you burr6013 for appreciating, and spreading the word about, our cherished turreted station! Fun Fact: Andrew Fleming ran a quarry on the Craigleith Heritage Depot property before the railway line came through, and the limestone was used to build the Nottawasaga Lighthouse, as well...More

Reviewed September 25, 2018

Charming depot parts of which are either new or rerplaced but enough of the original is there. Lots of pictures and artifacts to view. There are a lot of ski train pictures for which the depot was used until 1960. Even met a member of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Museum-Assistant, Museum Technician at The Craigleith Heritage Depot, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2018

Thank you so much for your visit and wonderful review! You are correct, the view from our deck is always photo-worthy. We are glad you enjoyed our building and exhibits, and we hope to see you again.

Reviewed September 13, 2017

The train station transformed into a museum and tourist info was interesting. We learned about Collingwood and got some maps and touristic information. Good spot to start if you want to visit the city.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Museum-Assistant, Manager at The Craigleith Heritage Depot, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2017

Thanks Chantal, we are glad you had a wonderful visit to our unique building.

Reviewed September 17, 2016

Museum is located in an old railway station which has been beautifully restored. The receptionist was very friendly and there were many brochures to pick up. We were biking, so we did not take the time to tour the museum, but I think it would...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed May 18, 2016

Nice to see the train station preserved and repurposed as a visitor info centre. I’ve always liked these old stations with the witch's hat roof design. The location is very scenic with great views over Georgian Bay across the street and the Blue Mountains just...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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Museum-Assistant, Public Relations Manager at The Craigleith Heritage Depot, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2016

Hi Zeusthecockapoo, we are so glad you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on TripAdvisor. If you are in the area after our reopening on June 18, 2016, we would like to invite you to come back and explore the interior of...More

Reviewed November 11, 2014

One of the best Tourist Information Centres I've ever been too. So much literature to pick from and the staff is so helpful. Here you will find dozens of free things to do as well as so many attractions I didn't know exsisted in the...More

Date of experience: September 2014
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

The lilacs were in bloom they cover a long way and the whole town smelled of lilacs and such spectacular colors . Go end the end of may to see the display

Date of experience: May 2014
1  Thank Wendy M
Reviewed May 7, 2014

If you're visiting this area, stops like this one are key. The building is well-preserved and gives a real sense of the historic past. It sits immediately adjacent to where the old RR tracks were. You can stand there and imagine waiting for a train...More

Date of experience: October 2013
1  Thank Althea W
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