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Horseless Carriage Museum

1427 County Road 8 | Fenelon Falls, Fenelon Falls, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario K0M 1N0, Canada
+1 705-738-9576
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Far exceeding expectation

Fascinating and engaging interactive museum...fully functioning, authentic artifacts all explained... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Skeezereid
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Georgetown
via mobile
Must-see collection of Canada's automotive and mechanical history

After booking an appointment to visit the Horseless Carriage Museum near Fenelon Falls, our family... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David R
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Toronto, Canada
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The Horseless Carriage Museum is a unique, privately-owned museum specializing in pre-1914 transportation and early mechanical technology. We feature five century-old vehicles and a 1895 Sawyer & Massey steam traction engine, rare mechanical music machines and an 1890's General Store, and more. Bus and group tours welcome. Check out our website and blog for more information. (Please note: We are located midway between Bobcaygeon and Fenelon Falls on County Road 8. Please call ahead for an appointment! Open May to November .......weather permitting!
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1427 County Road 8 | Fenelon Falls, Fenelon Falls, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario K0M 1N0, Canada
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+1 705-738-9576

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fascinating and engaging interactive museum...fully functioning, authentic artifacts all explained with complete technical and anecdotal histories. Went on the tour with two different groups on the same weekend and was still finding new pieces of interest. The passion and enthusiasm of curator Richard Bennett was...More

2  Thank Skeezereid
Reviewed 1 week ago

After booking an appointment to visit the Horseless Carriage Museum near Fenelon Falls, our family approached the unassuming barn not quite knowing what expect. What a surprise when the door slid open! Hundreds of rare or unique pieces of Canadiana are on display in the...More

2  Thank David R
Reviewed 23 August 2017

We made an appointment for a group of 21 to visit this museum. Richard gave us a 1 1/2 hour personalized tour of the place which only covered the highlights. We could have stayed most of the afternoon to see all that he had collected...More

Thank Gerry S
Reviewed 23 August 2017

A friend had made arrangements for our group of 20 motorcyclists to have a tour of the museum today. I didn't expect much since I hadn't heard of the museum and Fenelon Falls is a small town...well, I was pleasantly surprised! Richard (owner, collector, restoration...More

Thank harleygurl2017
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Took a side trip to Horseless Carriage Museum, with family, while vacationing in the area. We were all blown away by the tremendous collection of vintage autos, phonographs, music boxes, and so much more. The best part of the visit was the depth of knowledge...More

1  Thank DonBurditt
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

We went to the Horseless Carriage Museum this afternoon and were absolutely amazed by the amount of antiques in this intimate setting. Richard (the passionate collector who has been collecting since he was 12) took us on a tour and explained many of the pieces...More

1  Thank perootz
Reviewed 14 July 2017

We have been to the museum many times and are always amazed. Richard is a wonderful story teller and his collection of 100+ year old vehicles, wooden rimmed bicycles, tractors, music boxes and other memorabilia is outstanding, and so well presented. We took 3 other...More

1  Thank Bill B
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

The Horseless Carriage Museum is a treat! The vintage cars and bicycles are in immaculate condition, as are the array of antique music boxes, gramophones, knitting machines, cash registers and pieces too many to name. A collection like this has to be seen! Our host,...More

1  Thank JCodd
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Richard Bennett gave members of the Victoria British Car Club a grand tour of the museum. It is absolutely amazing and Richard is so knowledgeable and good at explaining the items, their history and the process of restoring them to working condition. This museum should...More

1  Thank doncarlyn1
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

The horseless carriage Museum was the highlight of our trip to Canada. We were in a houseboat and tied up about 3 miles away from the museum. Richard and Evelyn were busy cleaning up the property from a storm but decided to take the time...More

1  Thank Kuiaha
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