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Merrickville Blockhouse Museum

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Adjacent to The Wall of The Top Lock, Merrickville, Ontario K0G 1N0, Canada
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A historical treasure

A friend and I have gone to Merrickville a few times to go to Wick Witch and the adjacent Yellow... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
568judith
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Gatineau, Canada
A Saved Piece of Historical Treasure

Once destined for demolition, the town got together and collectively managed to save this historic... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2017
CruisersRus
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Mount Albert
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“local history” (3 reviews)
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Adjacent to The Wall of The Top Lock, Merrickville, Ontario K0G 1N0, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend and I have gone to Merrickville a few times to go to Wick Witch and the adjacent Yellow Canoe, but last time, we crossed the street and visited the Blockhouse. Wow, what a visit back in history! The volunteer was welcoming and told...More

Thank 568judith
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Once destined for demolition, the town got together and collectively managed to save this historic gem. Through fund-raising and hard work over 3 years, the building was restored to its former glory. Today you can get an excellent perspective on what life must have been...More

Thank CruisersRus
Reviewed 20 August 2017

We have shopped and eaten in Merrickville many times but have never before visited this Museum. It is a good way to learn more about the Rideau canal and the people who built it. The museum is filled with rooms showing the living conditions of...More

Thank George M
Reviewed 17 August 2017

When we travelled, it was river fest and we were able to go in free of charge. Very quaint, lots of antique items to view.

Thank Lauren M
Reviewed 17 August 2017

This a very interesting museum covering the history of Merickville and that of the Rideau Canal, housed in one of the largest surviving block houses in Canada. A lot of fascinating historic exhibits and a good video about the canal. Many of the other visitors...More

Thank AnneAlan46
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Gives you an insight into the lives of the early settlers and the growth of the town over the years, quite informative

Thank Ged M
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Well worth stopping for. Local history and pictures and artifacts. Make time to stop here then go down the street and have some ice cream.

Thank mary r
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This is important Canadian history. The Block House is an authentic building used to defend Canada from the invading US on the waterways. There are surprising features.

Thank jwills2003_re
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

The blockhouse is now a small but fine local museum. We were hosted there by student interns who were very knowledgeable. It gave me a good summation of the Rideau Canal history. Just a shame it was raining. Recommended.

Thank chiangmaicharlies
Reviewed 24 September 2016

The Merrickvile Blockhouse is situated next to the Rideau canal. It along with a number of other historic spots in Merrickville make for a very satisfying visit to the lovely canal side village.

Thank wigsy
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