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this hidden gem is a great place to tour, and learn some of our history. and the ghost walk is... read more

Reviewed August 23, 2018
pirateBarrie_ontario
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A good way to get a little of the history of the area. Educational and entertaining. Check the web... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2018
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Discovery Harbour traces its roots back to the original British naval and military base in Penetanguishene, built to safeguard access to Upper Canada after the War of 1812. "His Majesty's Naval Establishment on Lake Huron", (as it was first called...more
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93 Jury Dr, Penetanguishene, Ontario L9M 1G1, Canada
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Reviewed August 23, 2018

this hidden gem is a great place to tour, and learn some of our history. and the ghost walk is fun to explore at night. the guided walk explains some of history and unexplained things that have happened on site . the only negative thing...More

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Reviewed August 7, 2018

A good way to get a little of the history of the area. Educational and entertaining. Check the web site for the "Ghost Tours" of the fort. Also the Kings Wharf is a must to experience great shows, musicals, etc. There are 4-5 shows scheduled...More

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Nathalie C, Tour Coordinator at Discovery Harbour, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2018

Dear traveler27Ontario: Thank you for your visit to Discovery Harbour and for taking the time to share your experience. Our Ghost Tours are a great addition to a day's visit to the historic site. There are still a few dates left as they run every...More

Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

This is literally a hidden gem. We followed our GPS and couldn’t find it the first time so we just followed the signs the second time. It’s situated in a picturesque location on the shores of the Georgian Bay. The reconstructed buildings of the naval...More

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Nathalie C, Tour Coordinator at Discovery Harbour, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2018

Dear prudenttrav: We are glad you discovered our site and that you enjoyed your visit so much. We appreciate your feedback and will check on those GPS coordinates to make sure we don't remain "hidden" for other visitors who would like to enjoy a wonderful...More

Reviewed August 3, 2018

Excellent and very educational with great buildings and museum.the ships are awesome easy to park. The restaurant could do better and cheaper.More

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Nathalie C, Tour Coordinator at Discovery Harbour, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2018

Dear John M. Thank you for taking your grandkids to visit Discovery Harbour this summer. The tall ships are always a favourite with visitors and especially with children! We will pass along your comments to the restaurant's owner and appreciate your feedback. We hope to...More

Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful harbour , visit to Kings Wharf theatre. Ground clean plenty of benches Muskoka chairs to sit and view the harbour. Wonderful relaxing place

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Reviewed July 19, 2018

I attended Ghost tours last evening with my mother and daughter, and just wanted to say “JOB WELL DONE!” What a great experience for three generations to enjoy together! Dave, Neela and Kelly’s performances were colourful and lively adding much to the experience! I believe...More

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Reviewed July 15, 2018

I was amazed at just how much was going on once in. I thought that there was just the tall ships to see but there is so much more on a self guided tour behind the 'scenes'. Very enjoyable for both young and old old....More

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Nathalie C, Tour Coordinator at Discovery Harbour, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2018

Dear Lou-SueC, Thank you for visiting Discovery Harbour and for taking the time to share your experience. A great addition to self-guided tours are our tour audio wands which provide commentary in several languages. We appreciate your feedback and hope to have the opportunity to...More

Reviewed July 11, 2018

Don't miss this if you're in the area. A good look into the history of the naval settlement with houses furnished with genuine artefacts of the era. I particularly liked being able to go aboard the tall ships at the dock. Nice restaurant attached.More

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Nathalie C, Tour Coordinator at Discovery Harbour, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2018

Hello, Thank you for another wonderful review of one of our beautiful historic sites, Discovery Harbour. It is indeed a spectacular location with the most wonderful views of the Georgian Bay. Visitors come for the history as well as for the beauty of the site....More

Reviewed July 8, 2018

We arrived at 10am and was surprised by the size of the site. The wands were helpful to give us a little more info on the building we were seeing. There are shade trees and spots to rest which was nice on the hot hot...More

Thank Linda K
Nathalie C, Tour Coordinator at Discovery Harbour, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2018

Dear Linda K., As you experienced yourself, we always suggest to visitors that they arrive early to fully enjoy the site's many activities and demonstrations by our talented costumed interpreters. We are so glad that you were able to take it all in during your...More

Reviewed June 11, 2018 via mobile

We arrived at 10 and immediately discovered there was so much more here than just the ship recreations! There’s an entire village of buildings supporting the naval station, from blacksmith, to offices, to homes for officers and others. The entire walking tour takes at least...More

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Shawna B
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Response from RiverlanGone | Reviewed this property |
You can do both in the same day. Allow at least 3 hours for each
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Response from Janice B | Reviewed this property |
as far as getting married here I have no idea but I do not see why they cannot its such a beautiful spot u would get nice photo's I guess u call up there and ask some one who works there
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Wendy G
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Response from mardus_12 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is and worth while to visit. You can join a group tour or venture on your own. There is a knowledgeable person at every building giving you the history.
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