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Great small museum. It is full of history with lots of impressive items. Great Thousand Islands... read more

Reviewed September 30, 2018
Albany, New York
Better than expected

Really interesting museum. No admission - by donation. Memorabilia from Victorian days, boating... read more

Reviewed September 25, 2018
Montreal, Canada
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125 Water St, Gananoque, Ontario K7G 3E3, Canada
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

Great small museum. It is full of history with lots of impressive items. Great Thousand Islands history and War of 1812 items and Canadian facts. Enjoyed the model ship and the uniforms and the video. The best thing is it is Free with parking.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 25, 2018

Really interesting museum. No admission - by donation. Memorabilia from Victorian days, boating and Indian artefacts. Host was well informed and offred tipon oher site seeing venues. Well worth an hour of your time.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

This small non profit museum is certainly worth a visit. The staff are pleasant, informative and helpful. The first floor was dedicated to Immigration and had exhibits and photos of the many people and cultures who immigrated to the area. The permanent collection is on...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Maryann L
Reviewed September 16, 2018

If you have a few hours to spare in Gananoque in the Thousand Islands, I'd recommend the Child Heritage Museum. It's not large but it provides a very visual and well laid out overview of the history of a very interesting region. In fact we...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ross S
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Very informative museum about the area and the St. Lawrence River and 1000 Islands. Amazing display of tall ships crafted by a local gentleman. Great 30 min video of the history of Boldt Castle. No charge but donations welcome.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jtmisson
Reviewed August 6, 2018

We had some time before our boat cruise & we would highly recommend walking through this museum for extra information on the 1000 island history. We especially found the documentary film on Bolt Castle informative. The boat cruise ticket agent suggested this attraction. Admission by...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Faye W
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

It was so cool going through the exhibits and the beautiful gift store area. Bought a pair of beautiful genuine jade earrings for my mom and found it intriguing the whole building.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank rachel w
Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

If you are in Gananoque for the day and if you do the boat trip, take time on visit this wonderful small Museum about the town’s history. It is situated opposite the booking office for the boat trips. There is an interesting video of the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank John53Heather
Reviewed June 19, 2018

Great exhibits, always changing, good for all age groups - right on the river so the views are awesome

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Penny S
Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

For a donation of your choice ($5 for two people was recommended), there’s a half hour video on the history of Boldt Castle and information on the War of 1812 and the 1000 Islands. While a few years old, the video is great to see...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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