Muskoka Heritage Place
Muskoka Heritage Place
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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reneeauer
Vancouver, Canada48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
This landmark is a must see to get a really good feel about pioneer life and learn what the times were likely for the settlers in Muskoka. The staff are friendly and the walk around is easy to do. You'll need a couple of hours to see everything and definitely peek into the museum too! The landmark also has a wheelchair and rollator/walker you can borrow for free to walk the grounds. I was so happy to use the walker. It made my day. I would like to suggest an extra sign with an arrow that says entrance this way. My thanks to the great staff for making our visit so enjoyable.
Written September 24, 2023
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pleasureseeker2235
Mississauga, Canada130 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Enjoyed a wonderful day with our 4 & 7 year old grandkids! They enjoyed doing old school laundry, making a candle, making butter, a doll of cat tail reeds, dressing up in period customs, bending iron in the blacksmith building and a school lesson using a chalk pad (the precursor to the iPad!) The docents were amazing. Lynne is an absolute gem!
An enjoyable way to spend time immersed in a historical experience! Take your time and enjoy a beautiful day that will create great memories.
Written August 3, 2023
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Peter C
6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Perhaps it was the time of year. June 2nd Saturday. Real nice summer weather. It turned out to be a very disappointing visit. This coming from a bus driver who has brought several school children to the Village. I brought my granddaughters today 3 and 7 years old. All they did was experience the use of old washing system. No-one in the school house no-one in any of the old houses. I paid 70.00 which I feel was over priced at half that. I will not return or recommend your facility to anyone. I understand that due to Covid
a lot of events are short staffed.
Written June 3, 2023
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Duncan Irvine
Uckfield, UK267 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Had an amazing time at this pioneer village and a great ride on the old steam train. Saw some amazing views and highly recommend for families.
Written August 10, 2022
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Colin D
Caledonia, Canada10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
Great place to bring the kid. The staff where very knowledgeable and nice. We got to feed the donkey(a highlight for my 6yr old). Really neat buildings. I would recommend this place .
Written July 8, 2021
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gtbkd
Sudbury, Canada28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Family
Great experience even if it was raining. Kids loved the blacksmith / laundry / candle making . Also did the short train ride on the steam engine. Very educational , something to learn for all ages
Written June 29, 2021
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SYB
Ireland176 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Family
Totally worth a visit and what a education for us all. So interesting for all ages and the houses are the original ones. Really loved this and so glad we visited. Lovely staff too and all in costume. The blacksmith was particularly friendly and so interesting to talk to!
Written October 12, 2020
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allykatjelly1984
142 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Family
Our trip to the heritage village was timed perfectly, arriving at 11:20, and departing around 2. In this time we were able to tour all of the outside buildings, each unique with detailed numbered descriptions outlining the history and original location that they were built. Every single building is outfitted beautifully with detailed pieces from the period.

We made it around to the train station for 12:20. There is a little museum that outlines the history of the portage flyer, and outside there are original pushcarts to view. The train left 10 minutes early at 12:50, after the conductor called “all aboard” for the second time (my 3 year old son loved this so much!) The train takes a slow ride along the scenic lake, stopping about 10 minutes in (where the engine will come around from the front to the back and pull you in reverse for the return trip.) Make sure you bundle up as the train is completely open to the elements.

After the train ride, we visited Hill house which had been missed on the way. My husband and I both noted how much colder this building was than the others. On the second floor at the very end of the hall, there is a bedroom on the right that I saw a shadow walking. We were the only ones there. I wasn’t aware at the time that this building is apparently haunted until I looked it up afterwards. I don’t think it was a bad presence because my son was laughing, and loved this building. If you’re a skeptic, go see for yourself :)

We were then lucky enough to catch the candle making workshop for 1:30. Each person in your group gets a string which you dip in a cauldron of wax until your candle is formed. What a unique keepsake! The staff were all wonderful and dressed in period clothing. We hope to come every year so that the little guy can continue to learn something new. Highly recommend for families of all ages!
Written October 8, 2020
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Drew H
Toronto, Ontario, Canada22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Heritage Place is an amalgam of buildings and stories from the area as it developed through the late 1800's and into the 1900's. There were costumed Docents throughout to provide a take on the history of the times of the school house, bakery and other buildings. We have been in Muskoka 50 years and still learned a thing or two. If you are into old steam engines there is a working one you can ride on nearby as well as a lookout to hike to that gives a great view of the area and waterways.
Written December 11, 2019
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Tammy D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
My husband and I really enjoyed the exhibits. Quite interesting to see how people lived many years ago. Would recommend this visit and the kids would love the steam engine train ride
Written September 29, 2019
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