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If you like old wooden boats this is a treasure trove. Beautiful workmanship. There is a great... read more

Reviewed September 25, 2018
Montreal, Canada
Great views

We attended here at the end of summer because we were in the area. At the time, there was a boat... read more

Reviewed January 5, 2018
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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125 Water St, Gananoque, Ontario K7G 3E3, Canada
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Reviewed September 25, 2018

If you like old wooden boats this is a treasure trove. Beautiful workmanship. There is a great interactive children's room - a must. You can also visit the workshop. Off season has very reduced hours.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 4, 2018

A great excursion for kids who want to get their hands dirty. The exhibits were interesting and can be enjoyed rain or shine. If you are an old boat enthusiast, then this is a must see.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Glenn15
Reviewed July 18, 2018

It's called a boat museum...only had one small boat in front. They wanted $5 each for us to come in and try to make some wood shavings with the tools they had. Thought it was a wood working shop. No they said it was a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Itchycleo
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

Had a great experience and found the boat museum very fascinating as well as surprised at some of the boats used by earlier residents who would race small tin boats that were big enough for a small kid and would go island to island in...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank rachel w
Reviewed May 23, 2018

While the exhibit isn’t large it is very informative and the guides are friendly and helpful. You get a real perspective of the history of the area.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Chris T
Reviewed January 5, 2018

We attended here at the end of summer because we were in the area. At the time, there was a boat race going on at/near this location. We had a few beverages from an upper balcony after taking in the views within the museum. Worth...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed December 25, 2017

This floating and boat-house museum is a must see if you love the wooden boats from the 20s to the 60s. From smaller runabouts to big old cabin cruisers moored at the dock this place has an impressive collection.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Len R
Reviewed October 13, 2017

Not as big as Clayton's (as I remember) but some well preserved boats and motors. Still had two "woodies" in the water in late Sept. Too bad they didn't offer tours of them.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Ron P
Reviewed August 17, 2017

My wife and I visited here on 8/15/17. I'm 72 years old and grew up around some of these wooded craft. Amazing to see working boats that are that old. Then visit the museum to see old motors and other vintage boats.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Chuck B
Reviewed September 29, 2016

This is a small but interesting museum. A tidy collection of original and restored watercarft. The collection also includes a collection of outboard and inboard motors. Staff were very friendly.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Bruce G
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