Muskoka Heritage Place

Muskoka Heritage Place, Huntsville: Hours, Address, Muskoka Heritage Place Reviews: 4.5/5

Muskoka Heritage Place
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Colin D
Caledonia, Canada10 contributions
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, Canada17 contributions
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
Ireland161 contributions
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
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, Canada20 contributions
Sep. 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
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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Kapri
Toronto, Canada26 contributions
Aug. 2019
My teenage daughter and I went to visit here in August. It was a beautiful place to visit and walk through. The staff are all very friendly and informative. It is also service dog friendly as we brought ours with no issue. Great learning experience!
Written September 18, 2019
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Jim F
Oban, UK649 contributions
Sep. 2019
We were staying in nearby Utterson and reasoned that this museum experience would give us a good idea of the sense of place and history of the local Muskoka region. There are around 20 buildings to visit, each with its own purpose and story. Three of them had 'staff' dressed in period costume to explain the building's role and answer questions. All three women were ultra pleasant and knowledgeable and were able to spend time with us and answer questions as it was a quiet late season weekday. We spent two hours slowly wandering round reading off the helpful interpretive sheet given out at the admission desk. A disappointment was that there was no steam loco running. Not only that but the station building was closed when it might/should? have been open. But we certainly emerged much better informed and left to marvel at how first nation people and pioneers fought the hardship of survival in a difficult area.
Written September 14, 2019
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Chris Berry
14 contributions
Aug. 2019
I travelled here with my children and grandchildren. Even the three, five and ten-year olds were entranced by the main museum. There were scavenger hunts provided to challenge all ages. Then we walked the grounds and checked out the "village". We made candles and dolls. I'm a retired teacher and delighted in seeing how the children enjoyed this. The history of each building is provided for adults to trace the history of various communities in Muskoka.
Written September 4, 2019
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AlexandraC7777
5 contributions
Sep. 2019 • Family
The village is a wonderful mix of indoor outdoor learning! Gorgeous in the fall and fantastic staff - overall good to learn from.
Written September 4, 2019
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